EATING PEANUTS DAILY REDUCES THE RISK OF HEART DISEASE
- Numerous studies have shown that eating peanuts regularly has heart health benefits.
- The risk of heart disease decreases the more frequently you eat peanuts.
- Four large studies showed that the more frequently you eat peanuts, the more you decrease your risk of heart disease.
- Consuming 1-1.5 ounces of peanuts once or twice a week reduces risk of heart disease by 25%.
- Eating peanuts five or more times per week reduces the risk by half.
The risk of heart disease decreases the more frequently you eat peanuts
EVEN SALTED PEANUTS CAN BE LOW SODIUM
Oil-roasted salted peanuts are certified by the American Heart Association to carry the Heart-Check logo.
1 ounce of salted peanuts generally contains less sodium than one dinner roll.
PEANUTS ARE AMONG THE LIST OF FOODS CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION
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ALL PARTS OF THE PEANUT BENEFIT HEART HEALTH
- Peanuts contain the same healthy monounsaturated fats as olive oil, which help to decrease bad cholesterol and raise good cholesterol.
- Research shows that eating peanuts daily significantly reduced cholesterol and triglyderides for those with elevated levels at baseline.
- Peanuts contain almost 8 grams of plant-based protein per ounce—more protein than any other nut.
- Replacing red meat with a plant-based protein like peanuts can decrease the risk of heart disease by 19%.
- Peanuts contain a unique amino acid profile high in arginine. Arginine promotes the production of nitric oxide – a vasodilator that works to open blood vessels and improve blood flow.
- Peanuts contain more arginine that any other nut and any other whole food.