Benefits of peanuts

Whether you eat them in the form of chikki, in chivdas/farsaans, in chocolates, in your PB and J sandwich or just plain roasted from the roadside channa vendor, peanuts are good for you. Here are some health benefits of these cheap costing nuts:

Peanuts-jpgPeanuts are a rich source of vitamin E, folate niacin, manganese and protein that are beneficial for the smooth functioning of the body.

Resveratrol, a phenolic ant-oxidant usually found in grapes, are also found in peanuts, which help in lowering the risk of heart diseases.

Being a rich source of monounsaturated fats also known as the ‘good fats’, peanuts are beneficial for lowering bad cholesterol (LDL) in the body.

Peanuts also contain fibre that is good for the smooth functioning of the bowels. Also, fibre is good for digestion. Eating peanuts as a regular part of one’s diet can help lower the risk of colon cancer as well as formation of gallstones.

Calcium and vitamin D present in peanuts are beneficial in promoting healthy bones and teeth. This goes a long way in prevent osteoporosis too, later on in life.

Please note: If you are in any way allergic to peanuts, stay away from them!


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