5 Reasons To Eat Peanuts

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Peanuts are nutritious legumes, rich in a whole host of vitamins and minerals - as well as protein -  and come in raw, boiled, salted or dry roasted forms.

These superfoods are loaded with an array of nutrients, such as vitamin E, and are a cheaper alternative to other nuts, like pistachios, cashews, pine nuts, almonds and walnuts.

Incredibly versatile, they’re normally used as an ingredient in peanut butter and chocolate bars. Even better, you’ll find them in our brand new vegan-friendly bar (watch this space).

Here are our top five reasons to keep a container of peanuts on your desk, in your car, in your cupboard, or in your gym bag…

  1. Packed with protein

Peanuts deliver 7g of protein per 28g serving (which is about a handful); you won’t find many other snacks – aside from our PRO 2GO® COOKIE which boasts 23g protein per cookie – that do this. Peanuts are rich in arginine, and amino acid, which is one of the building blocks of protein. This amino acid is a precursor to nitric oxide, a compound that expands your blood vessels. It’s been thought to aid in decreasing blood pressure.

  1. Nutrient-Rich

If ever there were a superfood loaded with nutrients, top marks go to the humble peanut. They’re bursting with vitamins, including folate, pantothenic acid, niacin, thiamine, riboflavin, iron, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium.

  1. Disease Prevention

By eating peanuts five times per week, you could decrease your chances of suffering with heart disease. What’s more, by consuming peanuts, evidence suggests there’s a reduction in the risk of diabetes & gallbladder disease.

  1. An Excellent Source of Fibre

Did you know there’s an impressive 2.4g of fibre per 28g serving? That’s around 10% of the daily value – and most Brits don’t get enough. People who eat a fibre-rich diet may be less likely to develop diabetes or high blood cholesterol. This may be due to the way soluble fibre acts in the digestive system.

  1. Keep You Fuller for Longer

Contrary to popular belief, peanuts can help you lose weight. Eating peanuts regularly has been linked with a lower risk of weight gain. This is because peanuts contain fibre, fat and protein, making them high satiety foods. The good news? You’ll feel fuller for longer and won’t feel as hungry. It’s also worth mentioning that they’re excellent sources of energy, and help speed up the metabolic rate – all of which contributes to weight loss.

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