Okay, let’s get this out of the way early on: Peanuts are awesome. We love them because, not only are they packed with vitamins, minerals and protein, but they’re also a handy snack that you can munch on whenever you feel like it. They’re convenient and they’re cheap, and you don’t need to worry about cooking them or integrating them into a meal. You can keep them in a canister at your desk, or you can keep them in a jar by your favourite chair. And these little guys’ health benefits are supreme. Let’s take a look.
For every 1 oz of serving, you get around 8g of protein. This makes the peanut a super snack. There is, indeed, no other snack that delivers so much protein in relative terms.
Niacin is a B-complex vitamin, which is known to boost your energy levels as while lowering your cholesterol. It can also help in the fight against diabetes, and has been used to treat osteoarthritis. It’s basically fantastic, and it’s found in peanuts.
They Fight Stomach Cancer
Stomach cancer is an evil, evil thing, but because peanuts are high in P-Coumaric acid, they have the ability to significantly lower your chances of developing it.
There’s Nothing Like Satisfaction
Because peanuts are crammed with protein and fibre, they are great for filling you up if you need something quick.
Lower The Chances Of Stroke
Peanuts contain the antioxidant Resveratrol, which has been found to help prevent heart strokes.
Peanuts love a good mineral. In fact they love loads of minerals and come with potassium, copper, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc and selenium among many others.
They Strengthen Your Bones
Magnesium is an essential nutrient that helps to keep our bones strong and healthy. Yet many American’s ignore medical advice and simply don’t include enough magnesium in their diet. A nice and simply way of doing this is by snacking on peanuts – which are brimming with magnesium!
Many American’s don’t get enough fibre either, so to boost your fibre intake you could do a lot worse than gorge on peanuts, as just a 10oz serving is enough to give you a tenth of your recommend daily intake.
They Help To Defend Your Cells
Peanuts contain the antioxidant Vitamin E, which is known to help save cells from the bad guys – the free radicals.
They Taste Great
All hail the peanut.