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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.

 

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