6 reasons you should be eating peanuts

6 reasons you should be eating peanuts
Source: Learnist
Date: 11-11-2014 Time: 05:11:24:pm

Peanuts are often left out of the 'healthy nut' snacks and while yes, they are technically a legume, there are many reasons why you should be eating peanuts and peanut butter.

Can lower cholesterol and more

Even though peanuts are energy-dense (high in calories and fat) major studies show that peanuts and peanut butter can lower cholesterol, triglycerides without causing weight gain. 

Peanuts help control blood sugar

I was really excited about this study. The research shows that eating peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can help control blood sugar levels throughout the day, even after eating a high carbohydrate lunch! That is a sign to add peanuts or peanut butter to your breakfast! 

Leaner bodies

Peanuts and Peanut Butter Eaters have leaner bodies even though they consume more calories. Riddle me that! 

Good fats

Peanuts can help you lose weight, and are packed with nutrition and good fat - this resource will help you find the right peanut or peanut butter.

Boosts memory power

Peanuts are brain food! According to this article, the Vitamin B3 found in peanuts offers many health benefits including improved brain functioning and boosted memory power.

Protective nutrients

Cracking open a peanut shell reveals an edible package of naturally protective nutrients. Peanuts provide unique bioactive components that act as antioxidants and have been shown to be disease preventative. 

 

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