16 Nuts and Seeds You Should Be Eating

Nuts are great for snacks and toppings, but are you choosing the healthiest varieties? STACK catalogs 16 kind of nuts and gives you the info you need to decide.

Pistachios

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Pistachios

Nutrition in a Nutshell (49 pistachios)

Calories: 160
Fat: 13g (1.5 gram saturated)
Carbohydrates: 8g
Protein: 6g
Fiber: 3g

Pistachios' unique nutrient profile matches their eye-catching green coloring. Pistachios are the only completely cholesterol-free nut, and the only ones to deliver zeaxanthin, which reduces the risk of eye disease.(5)

Pistachios are high in monounsaturated fats, which keep your heart healthy, while nutrients like copper, magnesium and B vitamins strengthen your immune system. And here's a bonus for the calorie-conscious: Their shell doubles as a "speed bump," slowing down eating and cutting calories up to 40%.(6)


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