Peanuts decrease disease risk in obese
Research from a recent article in The Journal of Nutrition shows that foods with low glycemic loads can decrease inflammation in obese people. Inflammation has a major association with obesity and is thought to cause cancer, cardiovascular disease, and other chronic diseases. Glycemic load evaluates foods by how quickly they are absorbed into the body after eating and subsequently elevate blood sugar. Although many consider peanuts to be a nut, they are actually a legume, which generally have low glycemic loads. Peanuts have a very low glycemic load of 1, while other common snacks like pretzels and potato chips have glycemic loads of 16 and 11, respectively. To learn more about glycemic load, To learn more about glycemic load, click here.