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New Peanut Allergy Research Released

25 April 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

The National Peanut Board has released new research that supports introducing peanuts to infants early to prevent peanut allergies. Visit preventpeanutallergies.org to learn more about the research.

Heart Healthy Peanuts

14 February 2018 by: Kaye Lynn Hataway In: Peanuts & Your Health

PEANUTS ARE CERTIFIED AS “HEART-HEALTHY” FOOD BY THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S HEART CHECK PROGRAM   Eating a Handful of Peanuts Daily Can Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease in Half The American Heart Association has certified some brands of oil roasted salted peanuts with the Heart-Check mark, making it easier for consumers to identify Peanuts […]

Trans Fats

19 April 2014 by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

Trans fats are unsaturated fatty acids formed when vegetable

How PB & J Stacks Up

18 April 2014 by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

A peanut butter and jelly sandwich stacks up well against other popular food items such as a chicken filet sandwich, a hot dog, a slice of pepperoni pizza and a hamburger. A PB&J on white bread contains a lower percentage of calories from fat, less saturated fat, and almost no cholesterol (the small amount is […]

The Skinny on Fat

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

Peanut butter, like most foods, contains some fat. Fortunately, 80% of the fat in peanut butter is unsaturated fat — “the good fat” — which may actually help lower LDL-cholesterol levels in your blood. In fact, because peanut butter is so versatile, good tasting and nutritious, it is included in many medically endorsed weight loss […]

Crunch Peanut Butter Nutrient Analysis

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

(one serving=2 tablespoons of peanut butter) Nutrient Percent Daily Value* (amount) Importance Calories 10% (190 calories) Energy! Protein 13% (8g) Needed to repair body tissues and develop new ones, to maintain fluid levels and to make antibodies which ward off disease and infection. Fiber 8% (2g) Fiber reduces the risk of some types of cancer, […]

Eating Low Glycemic Index Foods Such as Peanut Butter Decreases Diabetes Risk in Women

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

Eating low glycemic index foods such as peanut butter, yogurt, beans and broccoli along with a diet high in cereal fiber can significantly reduce the risk of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in women, according to a new Harvard School of Public Health study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study consisted of […]

Monounsatured Fat May Protect Against Breast Cancer

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

Monounsaturated fat can cut in half a woman’s risk for breast cancer, according to an article in the January 12, 1998 issue of the American Medical Association’s Archives of Internal Medicine. Alicja Wolk, Ph.D., from Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, studied 61,471 women between the ages of 40 and 76 from 1987 to 1990. Data […]

Eat Nuts and Legumes 4-5 Times Per Week To Help Lower Blood Pressure

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

The first study to show a link between diet and high blood pressure, published in the April issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, recommends eating nuts and legumes 4 to 5 times per week as part of a low fat diet high in fruits and vegetables. The diet, know as DASH for Dietary […]

Recent Nutrition Studies Show Peanuts and Peanut Butter are Good for You!

by: alp_admin In: Peanuts & Your Health

Spotlight On Folic Acid One ounce of roasted peanuts provides 10% (41 micrograms) of the daily value of folate, the naturally occurring form of the B vitamin folic acid, recommended for the reduction of birth defects and lowered heart disease risk. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich provides 18% (73 micrograms). Other good sources of […]