Category Archives: Peanut

Peanut Oil: Effects on Body Composition

Peanuts became popular as a mainstream food when they were made into peanut butter for their protein content. The high protein content of peanuts, as well as the high fibre content common to all pulses suggest that peanuts may possess … Continue reading

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Peanuts: Junk Food or Quality Nutrition?

Peanuts are often sold alongside convenience food and for this reason many consider the peanut to be of low nutritional quality. However the nutritional quality of the peanut is related to the way it is presented. Often peanuts are sold … Continue reading

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Lesser Known Facts About Nuts

Tree nuts are an important source of nutrients. In particular nuts are perhaps best known for their essential fatty acid content, in relation to walnuts, and their mineral content. The mineral content of nuts will vary depending on the soil … Continue reading

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The Good and Bad Side of Peanuts

Evidence suggests that peanuts can be a healthy food, but that the health effect gained will depend on how they are consumed. Peanuts are actually pulses, which means they are the seeds  of leguminous plants. Legumes and pulses have been … Continue reading

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When Is a Nut Not A Nut?

Tree nuts are an excellent source of nutrients including essential fatty acids, antioxidant phytochemicals, minerals and vitamins. This means that tree nuts can provide significant health benefits. Peanuts are not tree nuts but actually fall under the category of legumes. … Continue reading

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Resveratrol in Foods

Resveratrol is a stilbene polyphenol that is found in red wine. Resveratrol is a component of red grapes, and during the manufacture of wine it passes from the grapes to the wine. Resveratrol is considered a biologically active antioxidant, and … Continue reading

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Raw Versus Roasted Nuts

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Beans, Peas and Lentils: Weight Loss Foods

Pulses are the non-oil seeds of leguminous plants. Pulses that are common in the diet include lentils, chickpeas, beans and dry peas. Pulses have been suggested to aid in weight control, particularly in those who have developed insulin resistance. A … Continue reading

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Cholesterol Lowering Foods: Tree Nuts

Research has identified a number of foods that have the potential to favourably modify plasma cholesterol levels. One group of foods that has consistently shown this ability is the tree nuts. The efficacy of tree nuts to favourably modify plasma … Continue reading

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Nuts and Blood Pressure

Diets high in plant food have been shown to possess beneficial health effects. In particular, data suggests that plant based diets are protective of cardiovascular disease. One aspect of cardiovascular disease that is particularly detrimental is the high blood pressure … Continue reading

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