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Health Benefits and Facts About Peanuts & Peanut Butter

 

Isn't it great to find out that a food that you love is actually good for you?  Read below to find out some healthy facts about peanuts!

►   Peanuts and Peanut Butter provide 15% of the Daily Value of protein per serving.
   Peanuts and Peanut Butter are naturally cholesterol-free.
►   Peanuts and Peanut Butter provide many vitamins and minerals including Vitamin E, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Copper, Phosphorous, Magnesium, Potassium , Zinc, and Iron.
►   Peanuts and Peanut Butter contain primarily mono- and poly-unsaturated fats, which have been shown to lower bad cholesterol levels in the blood when replacing saturated fat in the diet.
►   Peanuts and Peanut Butter are great sources of Folic Acid.  One ounce of roasted peanuts provides 10% of the daily value of folic acid and a Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich provides 18%. (folic   acid helps fight birth defects b/c it is so important in the development of new cells. Now there is growing evidence that folic acid may also reduce risk of heart disease and stroke.
►   Recent research studies have specifically included peanuts and peanut butter as part of healthy diets which may help prevent adult-onset diabetes and lower blood pressure. 
►   Nearly 80% of the fat in peanuts and peanut butter is unsaturated (the"good fat").

Peanut Articles (Click on the links below to open peanut articles)

Peanuts: Mother Natures Functional Powerhouse
Eat Peanuts Daily: One Small Change, Many Health Benefits
All American Superfood: Peanuts
The Fine Print on Peanut Allergies
Climb MyPyramid and Unearth the Possibilities that Peanuts Provide!
Peanuts, A Handful of Hunger Busters
Peanuts & Peanut Butter: Healthy Snacking
A Long Life with Peanuts
Stabilize Blood Sugar with Peanuts and Peanut Butter

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 www.peanutbutterlovers.com
www.peanut-institute.org
www.gapeanuts.com