Eating well shouldn't cost the earth or take up too much time. How do you choose foods that taste good, are easy to use and fit in with recommendations for healthier living (less fat, less saturated fat, more fruit, vegetables and fibre) and still have the energy and time to be more physically active?
Would you be surprised to learn that one way is to eat small amounts of peanuts and peanut butter every day in place of some foods high in saturated fats?
On average in every handful of roasted and salted peanuts (a 30g serving) there's:
|PROTEIN - high quality vegetable protein||24.5% (7.4g)|
- no cholesterol
Of which saturates
Of which monounsaturates (the main fat found in olive oil)
Of which polyunsaturates
|FIBRE soluble and insoluble fibre as found in beans, dried fruit and bread||6.0% (1.8g)|
|SODIUM equivalent to 0.3g of salt - only 5% of the recommended 6g daily salt intake guideline for adults||1.0% (0.12g|
|VITAMINS: 8 including antioxidant Vitamin E, B1, B2, B3, B6 and folate|
|MINERALS: 13 including magnesium, phosphorus, copper, zinc and selenium which are hard to get from everyday diets|
|GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT*|
* Official government figures for average adults
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