If you ♥ peanuts, here’s great news: Peanuts love your heart back.
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.
Having a snack attack? You’re not alone. More than 90 percent of Americans say snacking is a daily part of their lives, according to a survey by Mintel. We’re grabbing a snack more often, too. In fact, one in four millennials (ages 23 to 40) say they snack at least four times per day.