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Low carbohydrate diet – peanuts

There are many different types of nutrition plans and diets that can be found either online, or in various other sources. Many of them are based on a process that is called ketosis, in which your organism stops using carbs as the primary source of energy, and instead uses its own body fat, and fat that is taken with food, as the main energy source. The mentioned state of ketosis can be achieved by a ketogenic type of diet, which is actually nothing else but just another name for a low carb diet, because on the ketogenic type of diet, one’s goal is to take food that is rich in proteins and fats, and low in carbohydrates. There are many different meals and food you can eat in order to meet the mentioned criteria.


Various types of nuts can also be taken when one wants to achieve or mantain the state of ketosis which is the basis of a ketogenic diet. In this article, we will mostly talk about peanuts. Peanuts have a interesting and valueable nutritional composition. They contain over thirty essential nutrients and phytonutrients. They are rich in fiber, niacin, vitamin E, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. Peanuts are also known to have te highest amount of proteins among nuts. 100 grams of peanuts, contains about 25 grams of proteins, which is not only the highest value among nuts, but also one of the highest among other types of food as well. Per 100 grams of peanuts, there are also around 45 grams of fat. However, these fats are unsaturated, and because of that, we consider them to be “good” fats. Peanuts are also known to be effective in reducing cholesterol, and for preventing heart diseases.


And finally, regarding the carbohydrate content, 100 grams of peanuts contain around 16 grams of carbohydrates, which is still acceptable on a keto diet, however one shouldn’t eat more than 100 grams per day, because higher amounts than the mentioned 100 grams will probably negatively influence the state of ketosis.

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