Calories in peanuts provide quite a lot of health benefits. Read the article to know more.
Calories in peanuts, in general, aren’t as harmful as they might have been considered in the 1990s. An Oxford University scientist recently said that a handful of peanuts and peanut butter have the health benefits of a nutritious fruit. The protein and the polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat that they contain make for a strong stabilizing factor in order to prevent heart diseases. It may sound rather odd, but people who do eat these nuts regularly (in moderation – a hard thing to do probably) have been known to lose weight faster, as the chemicals in it are quite similar to that of green veggies. The monounsaturated fats present in them help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.
Serving size= 1 (33 boiled peanuts per serving)
Calories in Boiled Peanuts = 89
Calories from Fat = 55
|Total Fats||6.16g (9%)|
|Saturated Fat||0.855g (4%)|
|Total Carbohydrates||5.95g (2%)|
|Dietary fiber||2.5g (10%)|
|Vitamin A||0 %|
There are quite a number of healthy benefits of boiled peanuts.
- Quite a significant amount of resveratrol, a compound or a kind of polyphenol discovered a few years ago, is found in these nuts, with an ounce containing as much as 73mg. With resveratrol, it was found that it acts both on malignant as well as nonmalignant cell lines and compared the basic functioning by way of cycle modulation, induction of cell health and potential toxicity. Depending upon the dosage, it was found out that resveratrol was toxic to malignant as well as nonmalignant cells. But, nonmalignant cells grew more than the malignant ones in the span of 5 days. There were significant changes in the cell cycle kinetics brought about by resveratrol in the malignant cells and to a lesser degree in the nonmalignant cells. The number of malignant cells that died in compare to the nonmalignant ones was thrice the amount. This is quite the kind of effect that chemotherapy has been trying to achieve. The anti-cancer properties of it are immense.
- It also lowers the risk of heart diseases, lower blood sugar levels, thus aiding effectively the fight against diabetes too.
- Unsaturated Fats in boiled peanuts help reduce cholesterol levels.
- Vitamin E is another antioxidant found in them. The calories also include about thirteen percent of your daily intake of Vitamin E in one serving.
- One and a half serving of boiled groundnuts a day, according to an earlier research, has been known to reduce heart disease by 50 percent and diabetes by 25 percent.
Cooking and boiling these nuts is good, as the water and heat permeate them and release about four times the phytochemicals. However, over-boiling or over-cooking destroys them and leaves you with not much to benefit from.
These are the boiled peanut nutrition facts in a nutshell. Hopefully, the next time you reach for a handful, you’ll certainly know that you’re doing your body quite a favor.
Disclaimer: This NutriNeat article is for informative purposes only, and should not be used as a replacement for expert medical advice.