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Peanuts (Leguminocae)

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE Peanuts are rich in niacin which has been proven to cut down risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease, by a whopping 70%. #yaaas

ANTI-CANCER Studies have found that legumes such as peanuts contain phytosterols (plant based molecules related to cholesterol)  that prevent cancerous tumor growth.

BE HAPPY Tryptophan (an amino acid) found in peanuts assists in the release of serotonin (mood regulator), helping you keep depression and naughty mood swings at bay. Peanuts may have anti-depressant effects serotonin levels increase in the blood. Munch for happiness.

BOWEL BUSINESS Say goodbye to constipation! Rich in insoluble fibre, green peas relieve from digestive booboos as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Diverticulosis. YaY!

DIABETES FRIENDLY Peanuts balance blood sugar levels, they are rich in manganese and essential minerals, and metabolize fat and carbohydrates in a healthy way.

GLOW Peanuts are part of your beauty galore daily pamper: they flush toxins, woo fine lines and wrinkles away, smooth your skin promote healthy hair growth (thanks to that biotin). Eat it, spread it, do what you will but eat it!

HEART HEALTH High levels of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats in peanuts, regulate blood sugar levels. Peanuts lower the LDL (bad) cholesterol and increase HDL (good) cholesterol level in the blood, promote healthy blood lipids and therefore prevent coronary artery disease and strokes.

IMPROVE MEMORY Peanuts promote blood flow to the brain by 30% and are rich in Vitamin B3 and niacin which improve brain functioning and boosts memory. Remember that!

PREVENT GALLSTONES Peanuts may prevent galstones, i say bring on the peanut butter!

PROTECT YOUR BABY Rich in folate (the natural form of folic acid) which is necessary during pregnancy, peanuts protect your baby from neural tube defects. Peanuts have also been proven to reduce susceptibility to allergic diseases like asthma in children.

WEIGHTLOSS Although rich in fat, peanuts possess a good combination of fiber, fat and protein that will make you feel fuller longer. They also raise your metabolic rate and therefore, assist with weight regulation and weightloss.

 

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