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

18 April 2014 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 […]