“Double B6” Easy Snack for Everyday
This Double B6 mix contains only two ingredients, pistachios and sunflower seeds, which make it the easiest and healthiest snack ever.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) serves as a coenzyme in about 100 enzyme reactions in amino acid, glucose and lipid metabolism. The liver is the site for vitamin B6 metabolism. B6 help maintain normal blood sugar levels: it is involved in the processes of converting stored carbohydrate or other nutrients to glucose. Vitamin B6 can help the body manufacture neurotransmitters, such as serotonin (hormone of happiness), which aids in the body’s ability to cope with depression, stress and anxiety. B6 may also help boost the immune system during times of anxiety.
Make Your Double B6 Food Mix
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends 1.5oz of nuts per day for an adult (or 42 grams, or roughly 1/3 cup, or a small handful). This Double B6 Mix contains:
- Pistachios – 100g (3.5oz) – 7-day supply, 14g or 0.5oz per day (or 15 kernels)
- Sunflower Seeds – 100g (3.5oz) – 7-day supply, 1 tablespoon per day (or 14g, or 0.5oz)
Science-based health benefits of the Double B6 mix
- Vitamin B6: Pistachios have phenomenal contents of vitamin B6; they are one of the richest sources of it. A 100-gram serving of pistachios has 1.7mg of vitamin B6 (131% DV), whereas 100g of salmon have 0.8mg.
Pistachios are twice higher in B6 than salmon!
- Thiamine (Vitamin B1) – great in vitamin B1 – 0.3mg/oz, 25%DV
- Iron: Of all the popular nut varieties, pistachios have the highest concentration of iron that improves hemoglobin and red blood cells production.
- Heart-healthy fats: Pistachios are rich in heart-healthy fats and help lower high blood pressure. Relative to other tree nuts, pistachios have a lower amount of fat and calories but higher amounts of potassium, vitamin K, γ-tocopherol, and certain phytochemicals such as carotenoids and phytosterols.
- Dietary fiber. Pistachio nuts are the second best source, after almonds, of dietary fiber.
- Low glycemic index makes pistachios good for people with Type 2 diabetes.
- Folic acid (vitamin B9): Pistachios are naturally rich in folate (or folic acid, or vitamin B9) which is important for synthesis of the “hormones of happiness”
- Arginine – 217 mg/100g (and have high arginine to lysine ratios)
- Magnesium – 121 mg/100g (34% DV)
- Zinc – 2 mg/100g (23% DV)
for selenium – 770%DV (SUPER RICH), thiamine (vitamin B1) – 19%DV, magnesium – 35%DV, manganese – 25%DV, phosphorus – 35%DV
**Values and percentages are based on the USDA Nutrient Database https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list
**Values and percentages are approximate based on the USDA Nutrient Database
**Percent Daily Value (%DV) is a guide to the nutrients in one serving of food. For example, 40% for protein means that one serving provides 40% of the protein you need each day. It helps you make informed food choices. DVs are based on a 2,000-calorie diet for healthy adults.