2. Lower disease risk
There have been multiple studies over the years that tout the benefit of eating peanuts specifically and nuts in general. Eating a diet rich in nuts has been linked to lower incidence of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes for starters.
Eating nuts may also reduce your risk of dangerous blood clots, lower your cholesterol, and reduce the chances of developing arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).
A nut-rich diet may even reverse the effects of metabolic syndrome, which is a set of risk factors – obesity, high cholesterol, high blood glucose, and high blood pressure – that can lead to cardiovascular disease and/or diabetes.