Healing Properties: Heart Health

Peanuts


Description

Peanuts are a legume crop grown mainly for their edible seeds. 1



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Health and Healing Research

  • Heart Health, Cardiovascular Health
    • Peanut Consumption May Reduce risk of Heart Disease. 2
      • Eating three ounces of peanuts with a high-fat meal was shown to blunt the increase of lipids in the bloodstream afterward.
        • Typically, the arteries tend to get a little bit stiffer during the post-meal period, but if you eat peanuts with your meal, this can help prevent the stiffening response.
        • Eating peanuts can keep the cells that line the arteries healthy, helping them stay more elastic.

References

1: Wikipedia

2: Penn State News, March 2017

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