During the winter season peanuts become a part of your daily diet. You see peanuts everywhere. It becomes a great snacking option during the winter season. Hot-roasted peanuts become irresistible in between the chilly weather.
Peanuts are full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that can reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, cholesterol issues and maybe even cancer. Peanuts have great nutritional benefits that make them an important part of a healthy diet.
Supporting heart health
Peanuts promote heart health and other benefits to our wellness. Peanuts are a rich source of calories and monounsaturated fats (the good kind that help lower cholesterol). Peanuts are high in protein and provide amino acids needed for growth and development.
Maintaining a healthy weight
Even though they are relatively high in calories, the rich fibre and protein content in peanuts could help in increasing satiety and can make you feel full for longer. Various studies have shown that snacking on controlled amounts of peanuts is a good way to control hunger without weight gain.
Managing blood sugar levels
Peanuts have a GI value of 13, which makes them a low GI food. According to an article in the British Journal of Nutrition, eating peanuts or peanut butter in the morning may help control your blood sugar throughout the day. Peanuts may also help lessen the insulin spike of higher GI foods when paired together.
Helps deal with stress and anxiety
Peanut helps to reduce stress and increase cognitive function. Antioxidative properties in peanut butter reduce stress on the brain, meaning the brain can function at higher levels.
Good for skin and hair
Antioxidants in abundance: Peanuts also deliver oleic acid. It helps you cut cholesterol in the body, fight free radicals and inflammation. It is great for skin too.