A peanut flour This flour is still little consumed in Brazil, but its nutritional properties are already attracting attention. It is rich in good fats, fiber, vegetable protein (excellent for vegetarians and vegans), and a large amount of vitamins and minerals.
Benefits of Peanut Flour
Healthy heart and muscles
Protein is one of the three most important macronutrients for health, next to carbohydrate and fat. In this sense peanuts are rich in vegetable protein, so eating peanut flour can benefit muscle and heart health. Also, protein helps with lean mass gain.
Not only that, the heart benefits from peanut flour for another reason: its abundance of fatty acids, the famous good fats. Peanuts are rich in monounsaturated fats, which help control bad (LDL) cholesterol.
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In addition to good fats and protein, peanut flour is rich in antioxidants. Therefore, it can prevent inflammation, promotes the strengthening of immunity and combats the presence of free radicals in the body. In short, free radicals are the main cause of what is known as "oxidative stress" - the major responsible for premature aging of the skin and various diseaseschronic, including cancer.
Helps muscle recovery and nutrient absorption
Peanuts are a source of arginine Basically, arginine contributes to the formation and absorption of proteins in the body, which aids in muscle recovery after physical activity and in the execution of exercises.
In addition, this amino acid promotes the dilation of blood vessels, improves blood flow, and thus facilitates the arrival of nutrients in the muscle fibers, as well as their absorption.
How to consume peanut flour
- In broths and soups
- Pasta for cakes, pies and quiches
- With yogurt