The 5 Surprising Health Benefits of Peanuts

Team HealthCult

A handful of peanuts per day provide enough recommended levels of phenolic antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and protein. The nuts are a rich source of minerals like copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium.

Some of the other benefits are - 

1. Peanuts have monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) that helps lower LDL or "bad cholesterol" and increases HDL or "good cholesterol” level in the blood

2. A good source of dietary protein

3. Peanuts contain high concentrations of antioxidants

Roasting/boiling enhances antioxidant content of the peanuts. 

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