The origination of peanuts are potentially from South America, from approximately 3500 years ago. Europeans were the ones that first discovered peanuts in Brazil, and spread these nuts throughout North America and Asia. At that point, and even till now peanuts are not widely acknowledged due to their health benefits.
Why are peanuts so widely popular health wise?
- Excellent source of Biotin – Part of the vitamin B complex, and also Vitamin H. Biotin is widely nutritional for your physiological well-being. Biotin is known for its ‘enzymatic reactions’ in the body. Research suggests that biotin could be beneficial for multiple diseases such as multiple sclerosis, diabetes and some brain conditions. Biotin could also be beneficial for pregnant women as even mild biotin deficit can drastically rise the risk of congenital birth defects. Recommended that adults aim to get 30 micrograms of biotin per day.
- Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fats – Because peanuts have a high fat content, peanuts tend to gain a bad reputation. However, little do people know that the fats present 80% unsaturated fat to 20% saturated fat. The type of unsaturated fat present is a form of monounsaturated fats which in turn is related to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Antioxidants – Ironically peanuts even contain some f the antioxidants that are present in red wine which are class molecules that neutralize the free radicals, when the ‘unstable molecules’ are present it can cause damage to your cells. When our body is exposed to excessive free radical in turn heightens our rates of forming cancerous cells, and when one attains antioxidants it lowers the risk of cancerous cells.
- Protects against gallstones- Gallstones are present in the gallbladder in the body, and there are various types of people are more susceptible to gallstones especially women, overweight, and people generally who have a diet that is an unhealthy one – that intake more calories and refined carbohydrates. Research claims , that those who have a diet including nuts especially peanuts have lowered the risk of having gallstones by a whole 25 % , and this includes just one serving.
- Copper – one of the most underrated nutrients, but copper is considered to be a significant essential micronutrient. Copper minerals are often overlooked, but is necessary for a several physiological processes. When your body suffers from copper deficiency it may contribute to severe cardiovascular diseases, and consumption of copper may lower harmful levels of LDL cholesterol. Additionally, copper appears to play a role in neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. A quarter-cup serving of peanuts contains 0.42 micrograms of copper, which amounts to 47% of the DV for the mineral (WHFoods, 2014).
At Shimla Hills, we take pride the our distribution for peanuts. We have the original, authentic peanuts that will assure you all the nutrient content your body deserves!