Τρίτη, 14 Νοεμβρίου 2017 15:45

Peanuts from our area!

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Aegina pistachio or groundnuts….

The choice is yours!

                          Rania Araitzoglou

Dietitian- Nutritionist

Ideally, peanuts should be consumed raw and unsalted to take advantage of all of their nutrients. Special attention should be paid to the portion because it is high in calories. They are also powerful allergens, so people should be careful when consuming them for the first time.

Their consumption is contraindicated in people with hyperuricemia (high uric acid), gout and bowel problems such as diverticulitis, spastic colitis etc.

Peanuts are considered a complete and well-balanced food, as they are rich in many essential nutrients. Their high protein content allows them to replace meat in a vegetarian diet and is an important source of energy, monounsaturated fat, fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant ingredients.

A regular consumption of peanuts can contribute to the reduction of cholesterol levels in the blood because they are rich in plant sterols.

Peanuts combined with foods high on the glycemic index can reduce the glycemic index of a meal of a diabetic person. Their fiber and their fatty texture can act against constipation.

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