Peanuts are HIGH IN PLANT PROTEIN
One ounce of peanuts or two tablespoons of peanut butter contain 15% of the recommended daily value for protein.
Protein content of plant sources (1 SERVING)
PLANT PROTEIN LINKED TO CHRONIC DISEASE PREVENTION
- A diet high in animal protein may be linked to increased risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
- According to NHANES data, the American diet consists of 16% protein, of which 11% is derived from animals. Trading some of these animal proteins for plant proteins from peanuts and peanut butter may reduce risk of many chronic diseases.
- Swapping one serving of red meat per week for peanuts or nuts has been linked to a 17% decreased risk of stroke.
- Eating one serving of peanuts or nuts per day has been linked to 30% decreased risk of heart disease.
ARGININE IN PEANUTS MAY CONTRIBUTE TO DISEASE PREVENTION
- Arginine is an amino acid that helps to open blood vessels and improve blood flow and circulation.
- Arginine is associated with maintaining muscle mass, liver detoxification, improved wound healing, decreased blood pressure and decreased body fat.
- Peanuts contain more arginine than any other whole food.