They say don’t just eat peanuts with your mouth but enjoy it with all your senses. We promise to provide you with the most satisfying experience of your food life. But wouldn’t you want to know what is healthy for you?
So, here is a new section to the blog where we will tell you about your favorite food and its Nutritive Values.
- Health Benefits of Peanuts
- Peanuts are an exquisite source of monounsaturated fatty acids (the one your heart is actually looking for).They control the level of bad cholesterol and increase the good one. Hence, reducing the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Peanuts are an extremely rich source of plant protein. They should be incorporated in your regular diet plans.
- Peanuts, a plentiful source of minerals like magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, calcium, sodium, etc., are much needed by our body to function appropriately.
- Peanuts provide our body with essential vitamins that also help in regulating metabolism, converting fat and carbohydrates into energy, and facilitating bone and tissue formation.
- Unfavorable Effects of Peanuts
- Excessive consumption may lead to gastric disorder, heartburn, and may give rise to an unexpected allergy to peanuts.
- As said, an excess of anything is bad; over-consumption of peanuts can also lead to disproportionate weight gain and contribute to heart diseases.
- Consumption Habits
- If you eat an ounce of peanut butter every morning with bread slices, you have fewer chances of gaining weight.
- A handful of peanuts every day will keep you healthy and away from cardiovascular diseases.
- While “nut” is in their name, peanuts are in fact legumes. They actually grow underground, as opposed to other nuts like walnuts, almonds, etc.
- It takes approximately 540 peanuts to make one 12-ounce jar of peanut butter. So, if you tickle your mathematics quotient a little bit, you can figure out that there are about 45 peanuts in every ounce of peanut butter.
- Women and children mostly prefer creamy, while most men opt for chunky peanut butter.
- Boiled peanuts can improve antioxidant concentration.
- Eating an ounce of peanuts every week can reduce the risk of developing gallstones by 25%.
- Peanuts have tryptophan that helps release serotonin, which in turn helps you fight depression.
- Who should eat it
- Women who eat peanuts or peanut butter at least twice a week are less likely to be susceptible to obesity than those who don’t.
- Good for weight watcher as grabbing a fist full of peanuts before your meal will provide you with energy and make you eat less.
- Eating peanuts during pregnancy can decrease the risk of allergic diseases like asthma in children.
- Extremely beneficial for growing children as peanuts are good sources of protein and have amino acids present in them that stimulate growth.
So, now that you know all about peanuts, grab your pack, sit out in the sun and munch on your favorite winter pass time…….