Recent years, peanuts are very popular food. Peanuts were not my favorite food until last year. When I opted healthy snacks such as nuts and fruits, I decided to give a try to peanuts. Now I eat them as a snack and use peanut butter as a top on desserts and fruit.
Surprisingly, peanuts are not belong to nut family. They are considered as legumes along with lentils. You can eat them roasted, raw, made into peanut butter or roasted. You can use them in a variety of dishes;
Make a peanut butter toast with banana
Top your yogurt, fruit or cake
Toss them in a salad
Use them as a chicken or salad sauce
Add peanut butter to hummus.
In today’s post, I would like to share health benefits of this nutritious food.
Peanuts are considered as a high calorie food. Actually they are full of protein which help you feel fuller with fewer calories. They are the second protein source after the almonds.
According to studies, people who eat peanuts in a moderate amount, don’t gain weight.
Good for Bone Structure
Peanuts are rich in manganese and phosphorus which help build strong bones.
Peanuts are a source of fiber and Oleic Acid which help reduce inflammation. Oleic Acid is the same good fat found in olive oil.
Peanuts are an excellent source of Niacin and Vitamin B3 which help in healthy skin formation.
Peanuts have good fats which give you more energy. You can eat them before gym.
Good for Brain Health
Peanuts are great source of Folate, Virmain B2, Niacin, etc. These are good for brain health.
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