Peanuts are easily available in every street corner across the Pakistan. Luckily they are cheap and healthy food for the common man and one should miss eating a bit of this wonderful nut on a daily basis.

Peanuts is a legume crop of global importance and is grown in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Peanuts are not nuts but are actually legumes as they grow underground (unlike walnuts and almonds that grow on trees). Peanuts contain vitamins, minerals, nutrients and anti-oxidants and thus are a rich source of energy. 

Protect your heart

High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease. Peanuts contain magnesium and potassium—two minerals that help control your blood pressure. The fiber and protein in peanuts are helpful, as well.

Fights inflammation

Linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in peanuts, has been shown to reduce inflammation and is therefore seen as anti-inflammatory. In fact, the 2009 American Heart Association Advisory Panel recommended that Americans include omega-6 in their diets, citing its anti-inflammatory benefits.

Boost memory

Peanuts contain a wealth of benefits for the brain thanks to functional compounds that have been shown to boost memory, strengthen cognition, protect against cognitive disease, decline and more.

Fights inflammation

Linoleic acid, an omega-6 fatty acid found in peanuts, has been shown to reduce inflammation and is therefore seen as anti-inflammatory. In fact, the 2009 American Heart Association Advisory Panel recommended that Americans include omega-6 in their diets, citing its anti-inflammatory benefits.

Good for skin

Peanuts also deliver oleic acid. It helps you cut cholesterol in the body, fight free radicals and inflammation. It is great for skin too. * Good for the heart: Raw peanuts are a good source of monounsaturated fats.