Interesting fact about Peanuts
In fact, peanut is not a real nut – it is a legume or a bean, botanically consumed as a nut.
More about Peanuts
These nuts are a source of monounsaturated fats (due to the studies of peanuts effect it decreases the number of cardiovascular diseases risk about 21% compared to the average American diet), they are high in protein, antioxidant resveratrol, vitamin E, niacin, foliate, protein and manganese. These protects the heart and blood vessels, lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides levels.
The health benefits of Peanuts
Peanuts are very nutritious for anybody diet and offers a variety of health benefits and they are rich in antioxidants as many fruits (such as pomegranate, blackberries and strawberries). If you want to lower your risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease enjoy at least four times a week a handful of peanuts or other nuts, or a tablespoon of nut butter.
Nutrients found in peanuts (folic acid, phytosterols, phytic acid, resveratrol) may also have anti-cancer effects, help prevent gallstones and even Alzheimer’s and age-related cognitive decline. Like all other types of nuts – they lowers risk of weight gain or at least not to gain any.
A hand-full of peanuts will enrich your diet and help prevent diseases!