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Reasons why peanuts should be your favorite snack

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Published: 17:04, 23 September 2021  
Reasons why peanuts should be your favorite snack

Peanuts are loaded with proteins, healthy fats, various healthy nutrients and prevent us from diseases like diabetes, heart ailments and even cancer.

"Research studies show that peanuts which we use in desserts, cakes, confectionery, snacks and sauces are also useful for weight loss and are linked to reducing the risk of heart disease," says Dietician Garima Goyal. She talks in detail about the various health benefits of peanuts:

Keeps your heart healthy:

Various nuts like walnuts and almonds are heart-healthy foods but, peanuts are no less than these expensive nuts. They help in preventing heart disease by lowering cholesterol levels. Researchers revealed that despite being high in fat and calories, they do not contribute to weight gain. They are also an important source of vitamins and minerals including biotin.

Lowers diabetes risk:

Peanuts are low-glycaemic food, which means they don’t cause spike in your blood sugar levels. Studies show that it can lower the risk of type-2 diabetes in women.

Reduces inflammation:

Being a great source of fibre, it provides satiety and along with this it reduces inflammation as well as aids your digestion.

Prevents cancer:

Research has shown that in older people, eating peanut butter may help lower the risk of lowering certain types of stomach cancer called as gastric non-adenocarcinoma.

Now, we know that they are super healthy and delicious but every coin has two sides. Though they are healthy but certain people are allergic to it. It is one of the most common allergens around the world so, watch out if you feel nausea or swelling on your face as it might be a red alarm for you. Hindustan Times 

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