Benefits of Peanuts

Peanuts also known as groundnuts (Moongphali in Hindi) were grown in prehistoric times in Peru. It’s a legume though it’s called peanut and gained Western popularity when it came to the United States from Africa. Peanuts are used across the world these days in all kinds of dishes ranging from salads, soups, desserts, chocolates and main courses. Here’s why you should include peanuts in your daily diet.
•    Peanuts are rich in protein, which makes it a preferred diet of those people engaged in body-building and those who are weak and underweight.
•    Peanut has components which protect the heart when there’s lack of oxygen on high altitudes.
•    Peanuts are good for your arteries and also lower blood cholesterol.
•    Peanuts’ high niacin content provides protection against Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive problem.
•    The Niacin content is also important in preventing birth defects, which makes them a good snack for pregnant women.
•    Peanuts are rich in vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that reduces the risk of cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
•    Peanuts contain iron which is essential for the health of red blood cells.
•    Peanut is rich in calcium which helps promotes healthy bones and prevents osteoporosis.
•    Peanut has high bioflavonoid content improves blood flow in the brain
•    Peanuts’ fiber content helps lower the risk of colon cancer
•    Peanut helps to accelerate the growth of male and female hormones.
•    Eating peanuts just a few times each week can prevent the formation of gallstones

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