Popularly, peanuts are often referred to as nuts, or vice versa. There is, however, a difference between the two. Peanuts are legumes and ripen underground. Nuts, on the other hand, grow on trees. What they do have in common is that both can have a positive impact on health. In this article you can read the main benefits of eating nuts and peanuts!
RICH IN MINERALS AND VITAMINS
Nuts and peanuts contain many vitamins and minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and vitamin B. Vitamins and minerals play a major role in various regulatory processes of the body and are indispensable for good health and normal development.
These legumes contain many valuable minerals. Peanuts contain the following minerals per 100 grams:
In addition, peanuts contain many vitamins, such as:
- Vitamin B1
- Vitamin B2
- Vitamin B3
- Vitamin B5
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin B11
- Vitamin E
RICH IN UNSATURATED FATS
Unsaturated fats are part of a healthy diet. They influence the cholesterol level in a positive way, because the ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol is lowered. LDL cholesterol is not good for the blood vessels, among other things. By replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats, you reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Also for unsaturated fats, as for almost all foods, the following applies: take in moderation. About 25 grams of unsaturated fats is the upper limit for the daily amount.
RICH IN PROTEINS
In addition to vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fats, nuts and peanuts are also high in protein. As may be known by now, proteins contribute to muscle recovery and give a feeling of satiety. A healthy reference intake for non-athletes is one gram of protein per kilogram of body weight per day. For (fanatic) athletes this is about one and a half to two grams of protein per kilogram of body weight per day.
UNROASTED AND UNSALTED
Nuts and peanuts are available in different processing. The nutritional values change during burning. Unroasted nuts and peanuts contain the healthiest nutrients. Of course we also advise you to take unsalted nuts and peanuts, due to the fact that salt has a negative influence on your health. For example, salt intake increases the risk of high blood pressure.
As a snack, a handful of peanuts can satisfy hunger. This is useful, for example, when you are on a line. In addition, peanuts can provide the body with important nutrients and antioxidants during this time. You can easily buy your favorite flavors online from Mexmax. You can choose Pure Almonds Brown, Pure Cashew nuts, manzela peanuts, (cacahuates japoneses), Pure Hazelnuts or Pure Brazil nuts, but the range of mixes is also large.
The fiber in the peanut has a positive effect on your digestion. Dietary fiber is important for health. Much of the healthy fiber is contained in the red, papery skin of the peanut. So you should not remove these if you eat whole peanuts, but eat them with them despite their sometimes bitter aftertaste. In addition, the bitter substances in the peanut shell stimulate the production of gastric and bile acids and can thus contribute to a controlled digestion.