Peanuts are a healthy plant protein: peanuts have more protein than any other nut. They contain all 20 amino acids, including arginine which is crucial for heart health.
Peanuts have complex carbohydrates and fiber: they help you feel fuller longer and it helps feed the beneficial bacteria in your microbiome.
Peanuts are high in antioxidants: they have as many as fruits like strawberries! Antioxidants help your body counteract oxidative stress that can lead to chronic disease. Peanuts contain one particularly potent antioxidant, resveratrol. Resveratrol may help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and cancer.