May 01, 2007
Pistachios -- Who knew?
So pistachios just got the big thumbs-up from researchers at Penn State, who say they're actually quite good for you despite being tasty. (The pistachios, not the researchers, although they might be tasty too).
Crabby loves studies like these. Yay pistachios! And sure, they're still fattening, so don't crazy. (Crabby was going to say "don't go nuts" but thought the better of it. Sort of.)
Science Daily, which hopefully archives this stuff since Crabby links to it frequently, has the scoop. According to one article, apparently "a handful of pistachios may lower cholesterol and provide the antioxidants usually found in leafy green vegetables and brightly colored fruit."
And another article says that "eating pistachios may reduce your body's response to the stresses of everyday life."
Skimming further in the article, however, Crabby discovered that this valuable knowledge came at a price. The research subjects had to do stressful math calculations in their heads, as well as put their feet "in a bucket of ice water for 2.5 minutes."
Poor subjects. Hope they got paid.
But mmmm, pistachios.
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