Peanuts are usually a favorite snack while watching football, or other types of sporting events. Perhaps many people still do not know that in addition to tasty made ‘friends to watch’, turns peanuts storing many nutrients beneficial to health, such as preventing colon cancer and reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
What are the other benefits? Here is the answer ..
- Peanuts contain high concentrations of antioxidants and polyphenols, a compound called p-coumaric acid. P-coumaric acid works to increase the antioxidants in the body by 22 percent. Roasted peanuts contain more than p-coumaric acid, boiled or fried peanuts. Antioxidant content in peanuts roasted with blueberries and blackberries are also much higher than apples, tomatoes and beets.
- Salted peanuts are not good for the arteries. One-fourth cup of peanuts contains unsaturated fatty acids as much as a teaspoon of olive oil. Unsaturated fats have a good reputation as lowering blood cholesterol levels.