Peanuts are considered a nutritious legume (not nuts, as people think), and eating a limited amount every day has a positive effect on health.
dr. Olga Rustamova, a Russian nutritionist, points out that, contrary to popular belief, peanuts have a positive effect on the body when eaten in a limited amount. Because it is rich in protein, dietary fiber, magnesium and other minerals necessary for the human body. FYI: peanuts do not contain trans fats, which negatively affect the functioning of the heart. And she continued, “Eating 20 peanuts as a snack has a positive effect on the health of the body.”
Positive effect on heart and blood vessels
She adds that peanuts have a positive effect on heart and blood vessels and lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It is often noted that an overall decrease in heart disease is associated with eating small amounts of nuts, as well as peanuts.
Legume skins contain a high percentage of natural antioxidants, which protect cells from oxidants in polluted air or smoke. The results of a 2018 study confirmed that roasted peanut shells contain a higher percentage of antioxidants than their raw shells.
The expert says: “Peanut calms the nervous system, prevents insomnia, has a positive effect on the gut and aids in muscle development and the body’s recovery after a long-term illness.”
She adds that peanut oil also contains dietary fiber and potassium, which help reduce the harmful effect of sodium. But we must always remember that the necessary and useful dose of this oil is no more than two tablespoons.
The expert notes that peanuts cause allergies, so caution is advised when adding them to the diet.
She says, “Those suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis, gout, and liver and pancreatic disease should refrain from eating peanuts.”