|Love Your Heart in February
Research shows that eating a handful of peanuts five or more times per week can cut the risk of heart disease in half. Click here to learn more about why peanuts and peanut butter are heart-healthy.
"Great For You" Seal
Some Walmart products are now displaying a new seal on their front-of-pack label to help consumer make healthier choices. The "Great For You" icon relieves shoppers of deciphering complicated nutrition labels. To display the seal, products must meet precise nutrition criteria, which limit the amount of total, saturated, and trans fats, sodium, and added sugars that can be found in foods. The "Great For You" seal will initially appear on select Walmart Great Value and Marketside items, as well as on fresh and packaged fruits and vegetables. Unsalted roasted peanuts are one of the first foods to have the seal as they contain just 2g of saturated fat, no trans fat, 1g of sugar, and no sodium.
|About 90% of Americans
Eat Too Much Salt
Most Americans consume about 40% more sodium daily than what is recommended by the USDA. Breads and rolls, cold cuts and cured meats, and pizza are the top sources of sodium in the American diet. Substituting whole foods like fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, and whole grains into your diet will greatly reduce your sodium intake. While salty snacks were #10 on the list, peanuts were not included. As a matter of fact, peanuts don't contain as much salt as you may think-one ounce of oil roasted salted peanuts contains just 119 mg of sodium. Click here to learn more about the nutritional benefits of peanuts.
|Resveratrol Reduces Heart Disease
A new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition digs a little deeper into the story of the anti-aging benefits of resveratrol. Researchers confirmed that the polyphenols, mainly resveratrol, in red wine have an anti-inflammatory effect that can contribute to a low incidence of heart disease. The study also showed that these polyphenols play a role in immune system regulation. Resveratrol is not only found in red wine and grapes, it is found in peanuts-especially in the skins! Click here to learn more about the anti-aging effects of resveratrol.