Peanuts

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Peanuts

Peanut is one of the most nourishing foods available in the world. It contains five important nutrients such as food energy, protein, phosphorous, thiamin and niacin. Peanuts have considerable medicinal value. They contain a good deal of oil, which is very easily digested, and for this reason they are useful consumptives. The oil is regarded as an excellent aperient or a mild laxative and emollient which softens the skin. Eating fresh roasted peanuts with jaggery and goat’s milk is a very nutritious food for growing children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. It builds a resistance against all infections, such as Hepatitis and tuberculosis

Benefits of Peanuts

Peanuts have all the benefits of a perfect fruit, infact they can be considered in the same league as fruits when it comes to contributing to our diet and health.

Health Benefits :

1:  Peanuts contain five important nutrients namely food energy, protein, phosphorous, thiamin and niacin. It maintains and repairs body tissues.
2:  Eating fresh roasted peanuts with jaggery and goat’s milk is very nutritious for growing children, pregnant women and nursing mothers. It builds a resistance against all infections, such as Hepatitis and tuberculosis.
3:  Peanuts contain 13 different vitamins (including Vitamin A, B, C and E) along with 26 essential trace minerals, including calcium and iron.
4:  Peanuts also contain zinc, good for protecting brain function, and boron, which helps to maintain strong bones.
5:  Peanuts or peanut products are useful in the treatment of hemophilia, and inherited blood diseases, which cause hemorrhage. It is also useful in nose bleeding and in cases of excessive bleeding during menstruation in women.
6:  Peanuts have good dietary fiber content so they are very good for digestion.
7:  Peanuts are valuable in diabetes. It is also useful in diarrhea, especially chronic diarrhea, which is more frequent immediately after a meal. The patient can use it by drinking goat’s milk in which lemon is squeezed with a handful of fresh roasted peanuts. Diarrhea is usually caused due to nicotinic acid deficiency and peanuts provide the required quantity of Niacin.

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