Do you know that eating peanut is a good way to eat enough protein, stay fit, and protect yourself from chronic diseases. Actually, according to the study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, eating a handful of peanuts daily may lower your risk of developing heart disease.
My favorite way to enjoy peanuts is dry roasted with or without the shell with no added salt or oil. Roasting enhances its taste and actually improves the antioxidant content of peanuts. In fact, boiling and dry roasting tends to reduce the calorie count of peanuts.
Peanuts are great as snack food, they’re inexpensive, easy to store pack when you’re on the go. They have been shown to keep you satisfied so you naturally reduce eating extra calories throughout the day and do not crave empty calories. When you eat a handful of peanuts each day, you are feeding your body a rich source of plant protein, fiber and nutrients that are thought to contribute to keeping you satisfied, helping to keep calories in check and manage weight.
Peanuts are high in vitamin E and folate, other vitamins in peanuts include thiamin, niacin, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, choline and betaine. Minerals in peanuts include manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, copper, selenium and zinc. Raw peanuts only contain 5 milligrams of sodium, but this level can be significantly higher in peanuts cooked with salt.