When you’re hungry for something delicious, toasted and salted peanuts are among the favorite snacks.
Instead of a bag of chips or other unhealthy products, they are perfect both for appeasing the sense of hunger and for giving the body a good dose of nutrients.
Roasted peanuts are a good source of:
- cholesterol-free protein;
- niacin and vitamin E;
- folic acid;
- potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and other mineral salts important for health and to keep blood pressure levels under control;
- lightly salted peanuts also contain a fair amount of sodium.
How and when to eat toasted and salted peanuts
Peanuts go well with other heart-friendly foods, such as fruit, vegetables and whole grains.
They can be eaten mid-morning or mid-afternoon, as a snack after sporting activity, but also at breakfast after eating a fresh fruit or yoghurt.