Wonderful Pistachios have teamed up with Given To Distracting Others to help celebrate World Pistachio Day by giving readers some really interesting info on women's snacking and a chance to win a more healthy snack.
Sounds good to me, so get reading and entering below!
World Pistachio Day was on February 26 2013, Wonderful Pistachios, has taken a look at working women’s snacking habits with some revealing results...
- Women will put on almost a stone in the first year of working in an office
- Two thirds of women go to work with good intentions to eat healthily but fail
- Less than two per cent of women succeed in their aim of only eating healthy snacks every week
- 9.58 am is the average time that most workers have their first snack
- Four in ten women say they indulge in at least two unhealthy snacking sessions every working day
- Twenty per cent of women admit to buying treats to gain popularity
- One in six women say their co-workers seem to talk about food all the time, with the average experiencing more than 23 minutes of food-related chatter each and every day
But, just under half of all female workers say that snacking cheers up their day with one in seven saying that it is their absolute highlight. And, a snacking boost proves essential to six in ten workers who claim it helps productivity.
For people looking for a tasty healthy snack, Wonderful Pistachios are a great option. A 30-gram serving contains 160 calories and provides a variety of different vitamins and minerals.
What’s more, the empty shells act as a reminder of how many we have already eaten acting as a visual cue to stop overeating.
Here are some things that you might not know about the pistachio nut…
- One of the oldest flowering nut trees, humans have eaten pistachio nuts for at least 9,000 years. Pistachios are one of the only two nuts mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 43:11).
- The Queen of Sheba loved pistachios. In fact, she demanded that the entire region’s pistachio harvest be set aside for her.
- The green colour in pistachios comes from the important antioxidant, lutein
- In China, the pistachio is known as the “Happy Nut” because it looks like it is smiling. Often given as a gift during the Chinese New Year, pistachios are a symbol of health, happiness and good fortune.
- Pistachios contain only 3-4 calories per nut - they also offer vital nutrients including more than 30 different vitamins, minerals and beneficial phytonutrients making them a great guilt free snack.
- During the cold winter months, people in India snack heavily on pistachios as they are believed to be a ‘hot food’ capable of warming the soul.
- Israel’s seven million people consume nine million pounds of pistachios each year, making it the world’s leading per-capita pistachio consuming country at more than one pound per person.
- California is the leading producer of pistachios worldwide producing more than 400 million pounds of pistachios each year.
- In Russia, legend says that anyone who hears the crackle of an opening pistachio nut will soon find success.
- One of the most popular sayings in Mexico is “Quiere el pistache pelado y en la boca,” which means wanting everything the easy way (“He wants his pistachios shelled and in the mouth”).