4. Better digestion and gut health
Fiber is a crucial element in gut health and most of us don’t get enough of it. The type of it in peanuts is soluble fiber, meaning that it reduces into a gel-like substance as it passes through the digestive tract. In the process, it lowers cholesterol and blood sugar levels.
Though peanuts don’t have the most fiber of any food you can eat – for that, look to produce like raspberries, pears, peas, and broccoli – having at least one snack a day of peanuts can help you get over the finish line with your daily recommended allowance.