Health Benefits of Peanuts

Health Benefits of Peanuts

Peanuts are the most popular “nut” in the world but did you know that peanuts are not classified as a nut but a legume? Peanuts are a great source of protein and fibre, rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals not to mention they taste amazing! Now let’s get to the good part, here are the top 5 Health Benefits of eating peanuts: 

  • Can help with Weight Loss. Peanuts are rich in protein and fibre which have appetite suppressing effects that make you feel fuller. Peanut has strong macronutrients that make it a great addition to any diet.

  • Help Prevent Development of Gallstones. Studies have shown that peanuts have a high proportion of healthy MUFA (monounsaturated fatty acids), which help to reduce “bad” cholesterol levels and as a result decreases the risk of gallstones.

  • Helps Reduce Risk of Stroke - Studies show that people who ate four to five peanuts per day had a 20% lower risk of having a blood clot-related stroke and a 16% lower risk of having any type of stroke. This is due to resveratrol, a compound that helps to prevent damage to blood vessels. Peanuts also increase the levels of nitric oxide produced, helping blood vessels relax and dilate with greater ease.

  • Contribute To A Healthy Pregnancy- Peanuts are actually a smart food choice for pregnant women. They contain protein and folate. Folate and folic acid supplements are recommended during pregnancy to help prevent birth defects, particularly of the developing brain and spine.

  • Helps Promote Healthy Skin- Peanuts are rich in Vitamin E and various B Vitamins that aid in the preservation of your skin. Peanuts also help strengthen skin cell membranes because of their fat content!

  • Amazing, right? I’m pretty sure that after learning these benefits, you’ll never see peanuts the same way again! To celebrate National Peanut Month (March) all Peanut Products at Palm Bites are currently on sale! Get your hands on a variety of delicious Peanut Products today.



    References: 


    Peanuts 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits (healthline.com)

    What is the benefit of eating peanuts every day? | National Peanut Board

    11 Impressive Health Benefits of Peanuts - Natural Food Series

    Peanuts: Health Benefits, Nutrie

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