Looking for a Healthy Snack?
Hungry, Tired, Bored...
Let's face it. Well all snack.
Whether you are at home watching a movie, running errands or you're like me and stuck at the office and can't leave to get a burger, pizza or a nice sit down meal at your favorite restaurant.
Maybe your hunger is due to being tired or bored.
Then what do you do? Grab a snack of course.
How about a trip to the vending machine...
I wonder what's in there....
Candy bar, chips, cakes.....
So you are in front of the machine....
- You voyeur over each item selection.
- Inserting your money, you voyeur again.
- After a minute or two, you pick a candy bar.
- You might want to make another selection.
A Healthy Selection
What is good and good for you?
Can you even find it in the vending machine?
How Nutritious are Peanuts?
Don't just trust my word or these facts...
According to the Doctor Oz website,
"Nuts and nut butters get a bad rep because of their high-fat content, but cutting out a food or food group is often tantamount to cutting off your nose to spite your face. In this case, peanuts are not an indulgence, they are a part of a healthy diet. Studies show that peanuts can lower your risk of heart disease. And, peanuts and peanut butter have been linked to lower cholesterol levels and triglycerides, also related to heart disease prevention."
How's that for indulgence?
Planters Brand Peanuts
|Serving size: 1 Package (49 grams)|
|Calories from Fat||72|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 8 g||12%|
|Saturated fat 4 g||20%|
|Unsaturated fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 8 g||3%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 4 g||16%|
|Protein 13 g||26%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|Sodium 170 mg||7%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Vitamin & Mineral Facts for Peanuts
Sweet n Salty Candy
What do you think?
Do you like peanuts?
Where did this delicious & healthy snack come from?
Peanuts are from a plant. Some have believed it was earthed from South America and European explorers brought the product to Asian, Africa, and North America during various expeditions. But India, China and the United States are known to produce the peanut.
In the U.S. peanut popularity didn't grow until World War I. The U.S. started to erupting peanut production around 1900-1920. This is only attributed to peanut based foods and oils. It is said that this manifestation of the nutritious base was derived from the research of Dr. George Washington Carver.
Before making it's expansion to the U.S., peanuts are and have been a delicacy in Chinese, African and some Western cuisines. With it's delectable flavor compounds, peanuts are sporadically added to many popular dishes or eaten à la carte.
For more information about this healthy and delightful snack, visit The Peanut Institute website.