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Inflammatory Peanut Points

ironmanmagazine.comWhen people ask me how I feel about peanuts, I always tell them that I prefer Garfield. Seriously, I have some issues with peanuts—which, by the way, are not actually nuts but legumes.

For starters, many people are allergic to them—about 1.5 percent of the population, according to one estimate—and produce a biological compound called prostaglandin that can cause inflammation.

Instead of supporting Mr. Peanut, vary your meat-and-nut breakfast with cashews. Researchers at the University of Montreal and the University of Yaoundé of Cameroon found that cashews have active ingredients with anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties.

 

About Charles Poliquin

Charles Poliquin is recognized as one of the world’s most successful strength coaches, having coached Olympic med­alists in 12 different sports, including the U.S. women’s track-and-field team for the 2000 Olympics. He’s spent years researching European journals (he’s fluent in English, French and German) and speaking with other coaches and scientists in his quest to optimize training methods. For more on his books, seminars and methods, visit www.StrengthSensei.com.

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