Health Benefits Of Eating Boiled Peanuts

Bhubaneswar: Boiled peanuts are a traditional and healthy snack food eaten all across the country. They have all the health benefits of roasted peanuts, with more antioxidants.

In fact, boiled peanuts have nearly four times more antioxidant isoflavones than the other kinds of peanuts. A regular intake of such isoflavones may reduce your risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Here are some health benefits of eating boiled peanuts:

  • Instant Energy:

A 1/2-cup of boiled peanuts has 286 calories, with 12 grams of protein, no cholesterol and 2 grams of natural sugar. If you get hunger pangs in between lunch and dinner, boiled peanuts can make a nutritious snack that keeps you energized, feeds your brain and muscles and helps to hold you over until your next meal.

  • Contains Vitamins:

Boiled peanuts, a rich source of the antioxidant and vitamin E. They also possess B-complex vitamins, which are crucial for the growth and development of your muscles and organs. B vitamins help your body form red blood cells and folic acid, or folate, which can help prevent some birth defects.

  • Good for Bones, Teeth, Nerves & Muscles:

A 1/2-cup serving of boiled peanuts provides 30 percent of the magnesium you need each day and 25 percent of your daily requirement of phosphorus. Both of these minerals benefit your bones and teeth. Magnesium helps ensure proper nerve function and muscle contraction, while phosphorus helps your body convert food into energy. Boiled peanuts also contain one-fifth of your recommended daily intake of zinc, a mineral that has antioxidant properties and promotes wound healing.

  • Hair Growth:

Since peanuts contain all the amino acids and protein, they might be a good supplementation to a diet for hair growth.

  • Weight Loss:

Peanuts are energy-dense foods. Including them as a snack may make you consume fewer calories later in the day.

Compared to eating them with a meal, peanuts elicited stronger feelings of fullness when consumed as a snack. This may eventually help in weight loss.

Including peanuts in one’s diet is one way to enhance palatability and nutrient intake without causing weight gain. Research also shows that consumption of peanuts and peanut butter can increase the feelings of fullness.

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