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Why Snacking On Peanuts Is Healthy?


Even a handful of peanuts can also do miracles to your health if you eat them daily. Peanuts are legumes and are good sources of protein and fat.

These nuts are tasty. So, you don't need to force yourself to eat peanuts daily. You can add them to your salads or simply munch them like a snack.

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If you don't know why peanuts cannot be underestimated, read on to know how they improve health.


Fact #1

They bring down cancer risk. They contain poly-phenolic anti-oxidants which prevent gastric cancer. Peanuts also curb carcinogenic material. Eating peanuts regularly is said to significantly reduce colon cancer risk.


Fact #2

They boost heart health. Peanuts contribute both mono-saturated and poly-saturated fats. Also, the oleic-acid present in these nuts can help in bringing down the bad cholesterol levels. So, peanuts are good for your heart.

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Fact #3

They boost memory too. Peanuts offer resveratrol which enhances circulation to the brain. Also, these nuts offer vitamin B3 which boosts the brain function.


Fact #4

They prevent depression. Peanuts contain an amino acid known as tryptophan. This substance plays a role in serotonin production. So, peanuts have the potential to prevent depression.

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Fact #5

They prevent gallstones. Eating 30gm of these nuts every day is said to reduce the risk of gallstone formation by 25%.


Fact #6

They prevent Alzeimer's. Peanuts also contain niacin. This nutrient is said to minimise the risk of Alzheimer's.

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Fact #7

They're good for pregnant women. These nuts also come with folic acid which is important for pregnant women.


Fact #8

They keep you active. They boost your energy levels thanks to the vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Story first published: Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 18:14 [IST]