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What Are The Benefits Of Boiled Peanuts
Unlikely: Roasted peanuts (peanut butter) are more allergenic than peanuts processed in other manners (boiled, pickled or fried). Ara h2 peanut protein is more responsible for anaphylaxis. However, once a person is sensitized and allergic to peanuts (especially if severe), I would be very cautious and continue to avoid peanuts in all forms including boiled until better tests are available. ...Read more
Quote: Scientific evidence suggests but does not prove that eating 1.5 ounces per day of most nuts, such
as peanuts, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
1.5 ounces of peanuts also offers a good and excellent source of fiber and protein(10% and 20% RDA)" Plus, they taste good and satisfy appetite for a long time, so less likely to eat junk ...Read more
I ate boiled peanuts 2 days ago and since then I have been sick. I have had a lot of gas, going to the bathroom a lot and nausea. Can they do that?
Very unlikely.: Unless they were contaminated with an infection that you are probably having now, they should not have caused two days of symptoms. ...Read more
Hello, what are the benefits of eating peanuts? (Unsalted) are they a good source of clearing acne since just like almonds?
What are the health benefits of "healthy fat"? I used to think fat meant more calories/more weight gain. Is peanut butter a healthy fat?
Satiety: Most people like to eat some fat because it provides flavor and makes us feel full. Saturated fats like in meat and dairy products cause LDL (bad) cholesterol to increase and arteries to get clogged. Unsaturated fats like in nuts, peanut butter, and oils like olive, canola, and peanut, don't increase LDL cholesterol but do increase HDL (good) cholesterol. Just be aware that fat has more calories. ...Read more
Not at all: If you don't have peanut allergy or adverse reaction to peanut, you can eat it every day as long as you still enjoy consuming it. As a rule, just don't overindulge yourself. Consume all type of foods in moderation. Enjoy. ...Read more
Haven't wanted to eat anything with chocolate or peanuts. I am now turning 21 and I am still afraid that this happened?
Afraid that what: Has happened? Please clarify and re-ask. Thanks. ...Read more
Severe allergy: This is what can happen: symptoms of anaphylaxis can include difficulty breathing and swallowing, vomiting and diarrhea, dizziness, dangerously low blood pressure, swelling of the lips, tongue, throat, and other parts of the body, and loss of consciousness. If not treated quickly, it can be fatal. ...Read more
Have the right genes: Peanut allergy usually develops in infancy or childhood, rarely in later life. You need to have the appropriate genetic tendency to develop food allergies and there is also an influence of environmental factors. It is not like some infection that y ou can be infected with. Peanut allergy can range from minor symptoms to life-threatening. ...Read more
No: Of the 5 types of antibodies, ige is the one involved in allergy triggering allergic rhinitis, asthma & food allergies. Cat allergy occurs when your immune system makes ige against cat proteins in cat hair or dander. Peanut allergy occurs when you make ige against peanut proteins. Cashew allergy requires ige to cashew. Each specific ige antibody defines an allergy to the substance it recognizes. ...Read more
Unknown: The prevalence of peanut allergy has been increasing but we don't know if it is due to peanut allergy being more prevalent, parent's being more aware, media creating more information, or simply our diagnostic capabilities getting better. It could be all the above, too. ...Read more
Great question!: The exact reason is not clear. What's concerning is peanut allergy is increasing (from 0.5% to 2% of population in last 15 years). It's known that roasted peanuts are more allergenic than boiled or fried peanuts. It's suggested that certain skin products on infants containing nut or peanut oils could sensitize the infant. Peanuts are a very commonly eaten so nearly everyone has been exposed. ...Read more
Probably: Basic ingredients in hummus are chickpea, tahani (sesame seeds), garlic and lemon. Although both peanut and chickpea are legumes, probably 90% of peanut allergic people can tolerate other legumes. The other 10% may have reaction to pea, beans, soy etc. While there is no cross reactivity with sesame, allergic reactions to sesame seed are on the increase. Beware of cross contamination. ...Read more
Possible: It is definitely possible. Many patients have allergies to peanuts. These allergies typically manifest as itching, rash or shortness of breath however it is possible to have a headache. I suspect the type of peanuts in the peanut butter are different or they have lost their headache inducing properties after being processed. I suggest trying a different type of nut that you can enjoy! ...Read more
No: No, but the reverse can be true because of different " butter" formulations! Very unlikely, but I must mention it. ...Read more
Yes: Eat healthy high calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training building large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, Avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, ...Read more
Maybe: It is always best to avoid exposing people who are allergic to peanuts to peanut. However, most patients who have peanut allergy need to eat or at least touch the food to have a reaction. The best thin is to ask the person and respect their wishes as peanut allergy can be fatal. ...Read more