Peanut: The paper-thin skin of peanut is discarded during the production of peanut butter. Although the creamy butter is good for health, it is nicer to consume whole peanut, skin included. After all, the skin has double the amount of antioxidants than those found in green tea. It also contains resveratrol, which has anti-ageing and anti-cancer properties.

Of the many foods that have been said to be good for your heart, the verdict is that nuts are very beneficial. A study claims that they help keep strokes and heart attacks at bay.

Researchers at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in the United States found that eating nuts and peanuts was associated with a reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease across different ethnic groups, and among people on low incomes. They said their findings, published online in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine, suggest that peanuts may be a cost-effective way to improve cardiovascular health. Nuts are rich in nutrients; and peanuts, although classified as legumes, have nutrients similar to tree nuts.

Thus, the results of the study indicated a public health impact of nuts or peanut consumption in lowering CVD mortality, given the affordability of these food items.

Source: Express

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After pursuing her Masters in Journalism, Vanessa got her first big job as a health writer and since then, she has never switched paths. She has always been intrigued by the wonders of a holistic lifestyle, and believes it was destiny that led her to writing for the wellness industry. In her natural state, you can find her tucked under a blanket watching an Indie film, or reading obsessively. At Z Living, she writes about food trends and other daily life expeditions.