How much do Americans love peanuts? Enough for every man, woman, and child to enjoy seven pounds of peanuts per year, based on the number of peanuts in the U.S. food supply.
It’s no secret that peanuts are one of the tastiest, most convenient snacks around. You may also have heard that they’re great for your heart and blood vessels. But what you might not realize is that peanuts have a host of other health benefits, as well. Here are six you should know about.
Let’s be honest: The number one reason you eat peanuts or peanut butter is probably because you crave the rich taste. Fortunately, this is one time you don’t have to make a trade-off between flavor and nutrition.1Peanuts are as good for your health as they are satisfying to your taste buds. In fact, when eaten in moderation, peanuts have been linked to improved blood sugar control and cholesterol levels