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    Most people enjoy and find peanuts to be quite appetizing. Several advantages of peanuts may induce you to eat them regularly. Arachis hypogea, (Scientific name) or peanuts, are a powerhouse of vital nutrients. You can have them in any form like roasted or raw. Any time of day, they make a fantastic snack. The body needs a variety of micro and macronutrients, Both these nutrients are abundant in peanuts.

    In addition to being nutritious and healthy, peanuts also taste great. It is a type of legume, peanuts are produced for their oil-producing seeds. As a result, it is often referred to as an underground oil crop. To know the various benefits of peanuts read on.

    Synonyms of Peanuts

    • Mungfali 
    • Arachis hypogaea
    • Groundnut
    • Earthnut 
    • Singdana

    Nutritional Facts of Peanuts

    A cup serving of raw peanuts has:

     

    Calories:207
    Carbohydrates:6 grams
    Fat:18 grams
    Sugar:1 gram
    Fiber:3 grams
    Protein:9 grams

    Phytochemical Constituents of Peanuts

    • Catechin
    • Epicatechin
    • Apigenin and luteolin

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    Therapeutic Uses of Peanuts

    • Weight management 

    Peanuts support both weight loss and weight maintenance. You feel fuller for longer because of the high protein and fiber content. Being high in calories, they can help you lose weight if you consume them in moderation. So make them as your tea-time snack and enjoy them without worrying about weight gain.

     

    • Fit Heart

    Nutrients required for a healthy heart are found in peanuts. They have healthy amounts of unsaturated fats, magnesium, and other antioxidants. Protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fats found in peanuts all help lower cholesterol levels. These have antioxidants and amino acids that protect the artery’s inner lining from damage, preventing heart problems including atherosclerosis.

     

    • Stop hair loss

    These small miracle nuts have plenty of vitamin C, which helps to strengthen the immune system and stop hair loss. Regular consumption of peanuts boosts collagen formation, fortifies hair follicles, reduces baldness, and promotes hair growth.

     

    • Stops Alzheimer’s Disease

    Niacin, vitamin E, protein, and good fatty acids, all found in peanuts, are believed to help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and age-related cognitive decline. In addition to being rich in nutrients that are good for the brain, peanuts also contain active substances that help prevent dementia by enhancing memory and cognitive function.

     

    • Nourishing Skin

    Peanuts include components like resveratrol that not only help to cleanse the skin but also flush the body with toxins that give the complexion a greasy and dreary appearance. Wrinkles, fine lines, and dark spots are some of the indications of aging that resveratrol further delays. Additionally, it is a known cure for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema.

     

    • Aid in Diabetes

    Peanuts are perfectly safe for diabetic ones because they contain no sugar. Along with it, they are delicious, they are also excellent suppliers of nutrition.

    According to research, one maintains control over their blood sugar levels throughout the day when one consumes peanuts in the morning. Additionally, it might help to some extent avoid insulin increases after eating sugary foods. Regular consumption of peanuts increases the body’s innate capacity to control insulin levels against type 2 diabetes.

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    Home Remedies Peanuts

    • Peanut Butter

    Peanuts can be eaten whole or in the form of their byproducts, such as peanut butter, flour, and oil. Store-bought peanut butter frequently has extra sugar and hydrogenated fats, which reduces the amount of nourishment it contains overall. The good news is that you can quickly and easily manufacture your pure peanut butter at home. peanut butter has many advantages for your health, hair, and skin. It is easy to make at home. try making it to your home.

     

    • Dark Spots

    Due to ingredients like Vitamin E, the peanut is a naturally occurring food that is high in antioxidants. This aids in the cure of skin issues like dark spots and pigmentation so that you can quickly get rid of them.

    Combine the wheat flour, turmeric, and peanut butter. Rosewater should be added until the mixture resembles ketchup.

    After applying the peanut butter mask, let it sit for 12 minutes.

     

    • Controls hair fall

    The ability to prevent hair loss is another advantage of peanuts. This is because the body produces more collagen when there is an abundance of vitamin C. The healthy and cohesive state of the hair tissues is maintained by collagen. Omega-3 fatty acids, Which are essential for hair nourishment and give it shine, are also abundant in peanuts.

    Ayurvedic Aspects of Peanuts

    In Ayurveda, peanuts are named “Kalaya.” Kapha and pitta doshas are balanced by peanuts. When consumed in excess, it can also lead to indigestion. They possess ruksha guna, or the ability to dry tissues. Therefore, it is not advised for those whose primary dosha is vata.

    The body benefits from the Vitamin E and other vital healthful components found in peanuts. Many health issues can be treated with peanuts. 

     

    Daily Dose: Around 42 grams of peanuts is the daily maximum amount that is advised. It’s equivalent to 16 peanuts.

    Side Effects of Peanuts

    Peanut allergy

     

    The most typical allergies and some dangerous responses are caused by peanuts called peanut allergies. When peanuts are consumed in excess quantities it results in an allergy. This occurs as a result of your immune system’s identification of the protein found in peanuts as potentially dangerous and symptom-causing. 

    Nasal allergy and its associated symptoms such as runny nose, itching, redness, swelling, hives, as well as stomach issues, can all be brought on by a peanut allergy.

    References

    1. Harvard School of Public Health: “Peanuts and peanut butter can be healthy.”
    2. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349001613_Phytochemicals_from_Peanut_Arachis_hypogaea_L_Skin_Extract_with_Potential_for_Pharmacological_Activity

    Article Written By: Dr. Sahil Gupta, Ayurvedic Allergy Specialist

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