Health News: Food for thought - Benefits of peanuts on our brains

study snacks with peanuts and peanut butterDid you know that peanuts can benefit your brain? This article by The Peanut Institute outlines the positive impact that consuming peanut protein can have on your brain. This powerful legume is chock-full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and protein.

Peanuts have unsaturated fats which help combat fatigue; snacking on a spoonful of peanut butter or a handful of peanuts while working can help keep you alert and focused. Niacin and vitamin E are also found in peanuts, which can help protect against the development of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline.

Resveratrol, a bioactive found in peanuts, has shown to improve blood flow to your brain – by as much as 30 per cent! Polyphenols, which are also found in peanuts, can help improve mood and reduce the risk of depression.

Want to learn more about peanut nutrition? Visit The Peanut Institute.