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Peanuts and Diabetes Peanut Company of Australia (PCA) This article discusses the link between peanuts and blood sugar. The article also gives a few total health facts concerning peanuts. health, peanut, diabetes
Eat Nuts and Legumes 4-5 Times Per Week to Help Lower Blood Pressure Georgia Peanut Commission This article showcases the DASH diet, which peanuts are a part of. The DASH diet is formulated to lower the risk of high blood pressure and heart disease. health, peanut, blood pressure
Monounsaturated Fat May Protect Against Breast Cancer Georgia Peanut Commission This article cites research that claims monounsaturated fats can lower the risk of breast cancer. The article then speculates on the role of peanuts (high in monounsaturated fat) in breast cancer prevention. health, peanut, monounsaturated fat, cancer
Peanuts May Prevent Heart Disease Virginia/Carolina Peanuts This article sites USDA research on the link between peanuts and prevention of heart disease. health, peanut, heart disease

Peanuts and Good Fats

Peanut Company of Australia (PCA) This article focuses on the healthy fat content of peanuts. health, peanut, fat
Peanuts and Weight: Fact and Fallacy Peanut Company of Australia (PCA) This article focuses on the role of peanuts in weight control. Particular focus is on the feeling of "fullness" that peanuts and peanut butter impart. health, peanut, weight control, glycemic index
Spotlight on Folic Acid Georgia Peanut Commission This article focuses on the health benefits of vitamin B (folate) in regards to birth defects and heart disease. health, peanut, folate, birth defects, heart disease
Transfats Georgia Peanut Commission This article discusses the role trans fats play in health. The article also points out that peanut butter contains a very low amount of trans fat. health, peanut, trans fat
The Skinny on Fat Georgia Peanut Commission This article describes the different types of fat. health, peanut, fat
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