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.
You want the foods you eat to be delicious and nutritious—and peanuts get an A+ in both those categories. But in a recent survey, half of Americans said it’s also at least somewhat important to them that their food be produced in a sustainable way. Well, peanuts ace that test, too: They’re one of the most earth-friendly foods.
Not so long ago, it was widely believed that fat in foods was bad for you. Period. But over time, more research has shed additional light on this topic.
Bioactive probably isn’t a word you use every day—but maybe it should be. Simply put, bioactive compounds that are found in some foods act in your body in ways that promote a longer, healthier life. One particular food that’s packed with bioactive compounds: peanuts.