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Friday, December 29, 2006
My husband received a box of pistachio nuts from one of his patients, Mrs. Lydia Bondoc. Since my kids are really fond of pistachios they feasted on it while we are still in the clinic looking at our patients. By the time we finished, we decided to take a snack and we remembered the pistachios. There were only very few left just enough for me to take pictures of.

Pistachios are very healthy nuts. Aside from being cholesterol-free like most other nuts, it is rich in monounsaturated fats thus it helps lower the level of blood cholesterol. It is protein-rich, low in saturated fat, high in fiber, has low calorie value, and contains antioxidants. It is also rich in nutrients - Vitamin B, copper, phosphorus, magnesium, and potassium. These help in the metabolism and absorption of protein, strengthen the immune system, promotes appetite, and strengthen bones and teeth.

Salted pistachios are the ones available here in the Philippines. You can chopped them and add them to your salads, ice cream, cereals, and even into your sandwich spreads. Happy New Year!
posted by Amelyn R. Rafael,MD @ 11:11 AM  
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