Peanuts (raw)

Healthy Smoothie Recipes with Peanuts

About Peanuts

Peanuts are a crop plans where their pods are developed under ground (this is unusual).  Peanuts were initially cultivated for food in Argentina at least 7,600 years ago.  China and India produce the most peanuts per year by far – accounting for over 50% of the world’s peanuts.

Nutrition Benefits of Peanuts

Peanuts are a great source of protein, fiber, vitamin E, panthothenic acid, niacin, vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and copper.  They also contain a high amount of antioxidants.

The fats in peanuts are comprised of 15% saturated fat and 85% unsaturated fats (known as the “healthier fats”).  Of the unsaturated fats, 66% is mono-unsaturated fats and 33% is poly-unsaturated fats.  Poly-unsaturated and mono-unsaturated fats have both been shown to improve blood cholesterol levels.  An an example, Omega-3 is a type of poly-unsaturated fat.

Smoothie Tips

You can replace peanuts with other nuts of your choice.  You can also replace with peanut butter.

One relatively new product is powdered peanut butter that you can also use to replace peanuts with.  Powdered peanut butter is exactly what is says, only it removes a lot of the oils and fats, which also reduces the calories.

Nutrition Facts

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Peanuts (raw) scores well for 9 health goals

This ingredient was scored for various health goals Learn more.

The Research

Brain: Score 94

Summary:

Peanuts contain both niacin and resveratrol, which are both beneficial to the brain.

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Academic Review:

In human study, there was a reduction in Alzheimer’s disease risk by eating niacin rich foods such as peanuts. Peanuts contain resveratrol. Resveratrol may help cerebral blood flow. It has therapeutic properties in neurodegenerative conditions. It has gene protective and antioxidant properties. It improves cardiovascular function and reduces oxidative damage in cerebral tissues. It reduces behavioral impairments related to traumatic brain injury.

Cholesterol: Score 94

Summary:

Peanuts improve serum lipoprotein levels. They lower total cholesterol and triglycerides. Peanuts improve glutathione and HDL cholesterol levels.

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Diabetes (Type 2): Score 94

Summary:

Human: Frequent nut and peanut butter consumption is associated with a significantly lower cardiovascular risk in women with diabetes. Animal: It improves glutathione and HDL cholesterol levels in experimental diabetes. It may have a beneficial effect against clotting associated cardiovascular events in diabetes.

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Circulatory System (Cardiovascular): Score 92

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Peanuts improve cardiovascular disease risks.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Score 92

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Peanuts improve cardiovascular disease risks.

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Colon Health: Score 90

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Human: Peanuts decrease the risk of cholecystectomy.

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Fat Loss: Score 90

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Human: Peanut consumption is associated with reduced risk for obesity and less weight gain.

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Breast Cancer: Score 84

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Lab: In summary, we showed for the first time that resveratrol regulates cell cycle progression by targeting AURKA and PLK1. Our findings highlight the potential use of resveratrol as an adjuvant therapy for breast cancer.

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Leukemia: Score 84

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In Vitro: It induces programmed cell death in human leukemia cells. Peanut has anti-proliferative activity against leukemic cells.

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How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.

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What we consider when creating your scores:

  • 1Type of Study (human, animal, lab, or academic review)
  • 2Amount of Research
  • 3What the Research Says
  • 4How much of the ingredient we use (for the recipes)
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