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Healthy Peanuts

Beneath that plain brown shell sits a wealth of amazing nutritional super powers. By: Marge Perry

What if one drug could help curb your appetite, lower blood pressure, stabilize blood sugar, and decrease your risk for heart disease? You’d take it, right?

The inexpensive, accessible and oh-so-easy-to-eat peanut has been shown to do all that and more.

Whether your goal is weight loss or better overall health, there are some convincing arguments for including peanuts in your diet on a nearly daily basis.

Note: Since peanuts are high in fat, moderation is key here: 1 to 1-½ ounces a day can provide the health benefits outlined here.

Editor's Note: We also recognize that peanut allergies are a very real concern for many, as discussed in Peanut Allergies at School. All recommendations here are for those who can safely consume peanuts.

(Photo: Lee Harrelson)
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The opinions expressed are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Comcast.

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