Dietary Patterns

Year Published: 2017

Journal

Nutr Res

Authors

Barbour JA, Stojanovski E, Moran LJ, Howe PRC, Coates AM

Methods

In this feeding study, authors examined 67 men and women to look at the effects of adding peanuts to the diet on snacking patterns. Participants consumed their habitual diets either with or without peanuts and their food diaries were analyzed.

Key Findings

During the peanut consumption phase, men ate less savory snacks, and women ate less sweet snacks, both of which could be less nutritious. Authors concluded that including peanuts in the diet could offer a replacement for non-core foods. For optimal benefits, peanuts should be subsituted for less healthy snacks.