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Want to keep your heart healthy, eat peanuts

Updated: Jul 15, 2016 18:03 IST

New Delhi, July 15, ANI: The very tasty peanuts not only please your taste buds but also works effectively on your health, if consumed on daily basis. From keeping the heart healthy to providing multi nutrients to the body and lowering risk of coronary disease to controlling obesity, peanut indeed has multi-benefits for human health. Throwing light on medically established benefits that come along peanuts, Poonam Gupta, director and fitness expert at Gold's gym, said, "In addition to the monounsaturated fat content, peanuts also contain other nutrients such as Vitamin E, Folate, protein and manganese that have been shown to promote heart health." A couple of new researches show these tasty legumes are also rich in antioxidants and women who eat least once ounce of peanuts or peanut butter each week have a 25 percent lower risk of developing gallstones. According to Gupta, one can maintain regular consumption of peanut by replacing butter with peanut butter or including roasted nuts in salads and appetizers. Bursting a commonly spread myth about eating nuts, the fitness expert said, "People who eat nuts at least twice a week are much less likely to gain weight than those." "although nuts are known to provide a variety of cardio-protective benefits and many avoid them for fear of weight gain," she added.(ANI)