Nutrition 1 MIN READ

Peanuts: A Nutty Solution to Blood Sugar Control

Written by Team Ultrahuman

Nov 01, 2022

Do you know which is the cheapest and most common source of nutrition available? Yes, peanuts! They have it all – good protein content, good fats, and fewer carbs. This pocket-friendly snack is considered healthy as they do not lead to glucose spikes in the bloodstream. It is called energy dense-food due to its good fat content and can be used to energise the body during exercise and other physical work.

Include Peanuts in the Healthiest Way
• You can eat unsalted peanuts as a snack to satisfy small hunger between meals.
• You can add them to recipes like oatmeal, poha, shakes, smoothies, salads, etc. It will increase the nutritional content of the food.
• Avoid eating fried peanuts.
• You can pair them with fruits and fresh dates or eat them as it is.

Peanuts are known to be good for weight loss as they are rich in fibre. It prevents glucose fluctuation in the blood. It has healthy monounsaturated fat and a good amount of plant-based protein, which everyone can consume. A recent study shows that peanuts help reduce the risk of diabetes by 39%. It has a glycemic value of 13. It does not have a considerable effect on blood sugar levels.

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