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Are Peanuts Good?


#1

So i know about the nutrient values of peanuts but i was wondering are they really good? I mean should i eat them? Because i just heard a doctor say that they will turn in to fat,no matter how much i work out!


#2

your doctor is a dick - peanuts contain loads of great nutrients. They're naturally high in mono-unsatrated fats as well as some poly omega 3's. they also contain a suprisingly high amount of anti-oxidants and phytonutrients. So yes, they're good, and as for the putting on fat, well if you eat a pound of them a day then yes, but a handful now and again isnt going to puff you out like the michelin man...


#3

Either your doctor was trolling you or you are trolling us.


#4

why would i be trolling about peanuts? :stuck_out_tongue: anyway the doc i cock i got it :smiley:


#5

I think theyre delicious.


#6

Not if you are allergic.

ARE YOU ALLERGIC?


#7

Peanuts carry with them the same downside as any legume.


#8

They can also harbor an aflatoxin containing mold. Aflatoxin has been linked to liver cancer. IMO tree nuts are better for you. But... peanuts are rather tasty.


#9

I agree. Especially when they are crushed, mixed with oil, and spread out bread.


#10

almond is better


#11

Those are fighting words