Peanuts have a lot of surprises for us! Did you know that Peanuts are not really Nuts? Peanuts are legumes. They grow underground and are harvested in the fall. Other legumes include Peas, Lentils and Beans. Peanuts are your friends, as long as you are not allergic to them!
Here is a short list of some of the many Benefits of including Peanuts in your daily diet.
One serving (25g) of peanuts provides 12% of the daily recommended intake of protein.
Studies show that regularly eating peanuts can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Peanuts contain vitamins B6, E and folic acid and minerals such as magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium.
Clinical trials demonstrate a reduction in total and LDL cholesterol when peanuts are added to the diet.
Thought to help improve the health of your artery walls by making the more flexible and less prone to blood clots.
Fiber makes you feel fuller, so you will eat less. Fiber also is thought to play a role in preventing diabetes.
Peanuts can be eaten at Peanut Butter, raw, roasted, toasted and boiled. Add Peanuts to a salad for some lightly salted crunchy flavor. Add Peanut Butter to crackers for a midday snack. Eat with apples for a great treat while working in the yard or on a hike. Explore your own ways to add Peanuts to your daily diet as a healthy source of Protein and Fiber.