Eating peanuts may lead to supple arteries and healthy hearts

Health newsEating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attack and strokes, according to new research from Penn State University.

The latest research comes from an international team of researchers who found eating peanuts can keep the cells that line the arteries healthy, helping them stay more elastic. The research showed that when peanuts are eaten with a meal the typical post-meal increase of triglycerides is blunted (halted).

The full abstract of this study can be found in the Journal of Nutrition.