Peanuts – who doesn’t love them? With their wonderful heart benefits and great taste, it’s no wonder that peanuts are so popular – the most popular choice of nut according to the Peanut Institute – no joke. At EraseDiseas.com we love peanuts! With some Cardio Juvenate on the side, peanuts make a heart healthy snack for everyone.
Peanuts contain protein, fiber and healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which all improve health and lower the risk of chronic disease. In a study conducted with over 15,000 peanut consumers, it was determined that those who eat peanuts had higher levels of vitamin A, vitamin E, folate, magnesium, zinc, iron, calcium and dietary fiber than people who did not eat peanuts.
Peanuts are high in arginine, an amino acid that is a precursor to nitric oxide, which helps decrease blood pressure. They contain resveratrol, which improves longevity and performance as well as reduces inflammation. Peanuts also have phytosterols that work to lower cholesterol and may inhibit cancer development. – http://www.cassville-democrat.com/story/1955410.html
Peanuts are a great source of many nutrients that our bodies absolutely love, and that are healthy for our hearts, but it’s a peanut’s arginine element that really gets us excited.
According to MayoClinic.com, people who eat nuts as part of a heart-healthy diet can lower LCL, low density lipoprotein or “bad,” cholesterol level in their blood. Eating nuts can also reduce your risk of developing blood clots that can cause a fatal heart attack.
Why are nuts to wonderful? Because they are packed full of nutrients like omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, vitamin E, and of course arginine.
From MayoClinic.com –
L-arginine. Nuts are also a source of l-arginine, which is a substance that may help improve the health of your artery walls by making them more flexible and less prone to blood clots that can block blood flow.
Have a side of nuts with lunch, or a handful as a snack throughout the day. Or, of course, have some with your Cardio Juvenate shake each morning!