Thursday, January 24, 2013

Praise for Peanuts

Happy National Peanut Butter Day!

It is only right that one of my favorite nut butters has a day of its own for others to recognize its many benefits and deliciousness.

The health perks of peanuts include:

  • Rich sources of energy
  • High in monounsaturated fatty acids which help to lower LDL cholesterol increases HDL cholesterol
  • Highest amount of protein compared to other nuts
  • Excellent source of vitamin E, an antioxidant which helps maintain cell membrane integrity and protection free radicals
  • Packed with B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folate, which contribute to brain health
  • Rich source of copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium

Whether you prefer it creamy or crunchy, natural or hydrogenated, on toast or on a spoon, take a moment today and enjoy all that the peanut has to offer.

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