Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Whole Foods: The Nutritional benefit of Peanuts


Peanuts are incredibly nutrient rich, contains most basic nutrients in such high concentration. They contain high amount of vitamins and minerals which includes niacin (promotes good health for both skin and mucosa), B1, B2, C, E (protects skin from harmful radicals), zinc, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium and potassium (which protects against hypertension), and a healthy amount of protein(25.8g/100g), they also have high amount of good fats and all this without cholesterol or excess saturated fatty acids.

They are not just a simple snack or a complement for other foods, as their calorie content for 100g stands at 567calories cannot be ignored, if they are simply added to the regular diet, one runs the risk of the consequences of obesity. They should be eaten in moderation

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