1. Prevention of arteriosclerosis and heart disease
Peanuts are 80% fat. Doesn’t eating this make you fat? As you might think~ Nono~ It has a variety of good unsaturated fatty acids, so it purifies the blood and makes the body lighter.
Omega 9, an oleic acid similar to olive oil, raises good cholesterol and lowers bad cholesterol.
In addition, the omega 3 component is richer than other nuts, so it is helpful for various inflammatory symptoms including arthritis.
In addition, peanuts are rich in potassium, which helps to excrete sodium, which improves blood circulation and prevents arteriosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, and heart disease.
※ If you eat nuts more than twice a week, the chance of a heart attack is reduced to 47% or less.
2. Peanuts Good for Diet
Peanuts are good for visceral fat and diet. Just like you erase with oil, there is an oil that is good for fat removal, and that is the good oil in peanuts. In addition, it is rich in vegetable protein, which helps to build muscle and helps in diet. In addition, an interesting experiment was conducted in the United States, and one side conducted a diet experiment by dividing the group into a high-fat diet group and a low-fat diet group. They ate nuts rather than eating steak because they were high in fat, and both groups lost 5 kg each after 6 months. The low-fat diet group did not last long and most of them dropped out due to hunger. There are many people who satisfy their hunger with sugar, but soon they become hungry again and immediately find something sweet. Instead, snacking on nuts can help keep you full for a long time.
However, if you eat too many nuts, you will gain weight, so it is important to reduce the amount of other snacks and eat 25g or 20 grains in an appropriate amount.
3. Constipation and Gastrointestinal Health
In a biography written by Shin Eui-kyung during the reign of Gwanghae-gun of the Joseon Dynasty, peanuts are said to “have a flat nature, and weak properties are able to moisten the lungs and spread the scent of the spleen, so it helps the stomach function.” and it is written. Peanuts soften and lubricate the stomach and intestines. Peanuts are rich in oligosaccharides and dietary fiber, so they serve as food for beneficial bacteria in the intestines and facilitate bowel movements. It is even better if you eat it with the skin as a side dish.
It is especially helpful for spastic constipation caused by a sensitive nature.
4. Diabetes Prevention and Improvement
Peanuts are a food with a low glycemic index 1, which prevents blood sugar from rising. If you are concerned about postprandial blood sugar, try eating peanuts in small portions after meals. It is effective in improving and preventing diabetes. In addition, it is said that the peel of peanuts was used as medicine. The flavonoids in the peel of peanuts are effective in improving metabolic syndrome such as fatty liver, obesity, and diabetes.
※ Women who consumed nuts five or more times a week reduced the risk of diabetes by 30%
5. Skin beauty and anti-aging
Peanuts are rich in vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant. If you eat just 10 peanuts, you can get 5mg of your daily need. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that protects cell membranes, and when consumed, it is good for skin beauty such as smooth skin and the disappearance of blemishes and freckles, as well as an excellent anti-aging effect. The red inner skin of peanuts was actually used as medicine in the old days, and it is recommended to eat the skin with the red wine as it is rich in resveratrol 3, an antioxidant 2 found in red wine.
And the skin has a close relationship with the lungs, and peanuts are very good for the lungs as well.
6. Helps Lung Health
Peanuts moisten the lungs and are good for coughing when you go to a dry place or for a dry cough such as a cold in the changing seasons.
And when children have whooping cough (百日咳), 3 to 40 g of peanuts are decoctioned and a little honey is added to them, and drinking it frequently is effective.
There is a study that an amino acid called arginine, which is abundant in peanuts, has a significant effect in treating pulmonary tuberculosis.
7. Brain development and recovery from fatigue
It is rich in vitamin B, amino acids, and lecithin to make your hair clear and beautiful. In particular, lecithin is an important component that forms brain cells and is effective for brain development because it improves the flow of brain cells and nerve cells. In addition, when peanuts are roasted, fatty acids with 22 carbons, similar in type to DHA, are produced, and there is a study report that when absorbed into the human body, it has various physiological activities.
It is rich in vitamin B, B2, and protein, which helps to recover from fatigue or energy. It is especially effective for office workers, students, and patients in the recovery period.