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Peanut Health Benefits

Peanut is a small annual herb growing up to a foot above the ground. It is thought to have originated in the Central Americas and from where it spread to the rest of the world through Spanish explorers.


These nuts are a good source of dietary protein composes fine quality amino acids that are essential for growth and development.


Peanuts are an excellent source of resveratrol, another polyphenolic antioxidant. Resveratrol has been found to have protective function against various cancers, heart disease, degenerative nerve disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and viral or fungal infections.


Peanuts are good sources of tryptophan, an essential amino acid which is important for the production of serotonin, one of the key brain chemicals involved in mood regulation.


When depression occurs, a decreased amount of serotonin may be released from the nerve cells in the brain.


Tryptophan may raise serotonin’s antidepressant effects when there is an increased amount of serotonin in the blood.


Potassium, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, selenium and zinc are some of the minerals present in peanuts. These play an important role in many different body functions.


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.


If you eat peanut butter every morning with bread slices, you have less chances of gaining weight.


Fiber in nuts is essential for the elimination of toxins and waste. Toxins inside the body reflect on our outside appearance, causing breakout, dullness and excess oil.


Eating peanuts regularly helps flush out excess toxins from the body to give you a healthy skin.


Numerous studies have shown that people who regularly include nuts or peanut butter in their diets are less likely to develop heart disease or type 2 diabetes than those who rarely eat nuts.


It lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol in the body. Peanuts contain mono-unsaturated fatty acids especially oleic acid that prevents coronary diseases.

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