I single out pistachios for a couple of reasons: Of all types of nuts, they contain the highest level of phytosterols — natural plant compounds that have been shown to lower cholesterol
. They're also my "nut of choice" when it comes to weight loss: For 100 calories you get about 25 pistachio nuts (per nut, they're the least caloric of all nuts) and, because you have to remove the shells, they'll slow down your eating!
100 calories, 5 g carbohydrates
Exchanges: 2 fats