Only a few peanuts a day can greatly reduce the risk of death caused by several major diseases.
Researchers were able to confirm the link between peanuts and healthy life and claim that by consuming only 10 grams of peanuts a day will reduce the risk of getting the respiratory system diseases, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
The effect of peanuts is equally effective in men and women.
During a 22 years long period, Harvard scientists observed 6000 people with type 2 diabetes, which increases the risk that heart and stroke. These people have had a special diet, and every second or fourth year have filled questionnaires about their diet.
When scientists see the results they found that those who ate peanuts were more protected from heart attack and stroke. The real surprise is that the risk was reduced by 44%.
Peanuts contain numerous ingredients, such as monounsaturated fatty acids, many vitamins, fiber, antioxidants and many other things that contribute to gaining better defense mechanism against numerous diseases.