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

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EVEN SALTED PEANUTS CAN BE LOW SODIUM

Oil-roasted salted peanuts are certified by the American Heart Association to carry the Heart-Check logo.

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1 ounce of salted peanuts generally contains less sodium than one dinner roll.

 

Download  The Peanut Institute’s Heart-Healthy Peanuts fact sheet, 2017

Download  The Peanut Institute’s Heart-Healthy Peanuts fact sheet, 2014

PEANUTS ARE AMONG THE LIST OF FOODS CERTIFIED BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

Click here to learn more about why peanuts are a heart healthy food.

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ALL PARTS OF THE PEANUT BENEFIT HEART HEALTH

HEALTHY FATS

  • 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.

 PLANT-BASED PROTEIN

  • 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.

 

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