Weight Management

Who would have thought that one of America’s favorite comfort foods could help manage weight?  In the right portions, peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut oil can all be successfully included in weight loss diets.

Considerable evidence shows that incorporating peanuts and peanut butter into the diet does not lead to weight gain or higher body weight and may even be associated with weight loss.

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Last reviewed: February 2019

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