Health Professionals

At the National Peanut Board, we’re committed to building relationships with dietitian networks and the medical community while fueling talk about the nutritional benefits of peanuts. Here you can learn more about the role peanuts play in the nutrition and well-being of people all across America.

16 Craveable Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes

Pumpkin pies and jack o lanterns have their place in this season’s festivities, but pumpkin can do so much more. They can be used from sweet breakfast dishes to savory dinner pastas. Plus, pumpkins are a good source of vitamin C and an excellent source of vitamin A, making them the perfect Superfood to pair with protein-packed peanuts. 

Conserve Water with What You Eat

Forty states are expected to have water shortages over the next ten years. U.S. communities are starting to face both quality and supply issues, unrelated to drought, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). America’s agriculture sector accounts for about 80 percent of U.S. water consumption, according to the USDA.

And peanuts are the most water efficient of all nuts, using only 4.7 gallons of water to produce one serving (1 ounce) compared to almonds, for example, which use 80.4 gallons per ounce. Worldwide peanut production contributes to just 1 percent of the global water footprint, which is the measure of water used to produce goods and services.

4 Plant-Forward Recipes You Have to Try This Fall

Vegetables are so hot right now.

Seriously, all the trendy restaurant chefs are doing something amazing with vegetables – making them taste good. The good news is you can do that right in your own kitchen.

Why Peanuts Fit in Your Healthy Diet for Life

As we age, nutrition becomes a key factor in maintaining good health from the inside, out. Enter the perfectly powerful peanut. Research has confirmed that peanuts provide the body protective benefits that are essential for healthy aging.

Get the Dirt on Clean Eating

Search the hashtag “cleaneating” on Instagram and you will find images of super-lean women taking mirror selfies at the gym. There are also photos of low-calorie, “ice-cream” and “milkshakes,” plates of only vegetables, and a bunch of guys’ washboard abs.   All of these photos are sending the same message: Eat clean, and you’ll be a much more attractive person with a better life than the one you already have – the one you have while you’re eating … dirty.

Snacking on Peanuts Every Day linked to Lower Risk of Stroke, Other Diseases, study shows

Strokes cause one out of every 20 deaths in America. And in an analysis of 20 studies, grabbing a daily handful of peanuts was associated with a decreased stroke risk.

 

5 Stress-Free Ideas to Introduce Peanut to Infants

Peanut allergy prevention has been in the news frequently over the past two years with the completion of the groundbreaking LEAP study. Now the National Institutes of Health has published an addendum to the guidelines for the prevention of peanut allergy in the US.

5 Simple Tips to Move Plant-Forward

Did you know that eating more plants can help your health and the environment simultaneously?

It’s true. Eating more plants and plant-based foods like peanuts is linked to better health for both you and the world around you. Going plant-forward is simply eating more plant-based foods without eliminating animal products. 

It’s Simple: Peanuts Are Healthy

We all know, pretty much, what healthy means, right? Per the dictionary, something is healthy if it is “indicative of, conducive to, or promoting good health”. The great thing about a term like this is its simplicity. If we all have the same basic definition for healthy, we can easily decide what foods we should eat more often and what foods we should only eat on occasion. The word healthy is helpful when making food choices. 

Let Go of Food Rules, Eat to Nourish

When you google “fad diet,” the explanation you read goes something like this: A diet aimed at losing weight quickly by following an imbalanced diet. And it’s true – all fad diets share at least one characteristic: imbalance.

Paleo, Whole 30, Low-carb … the list goes on. Fad diets typically exclude some nutrient(s) or major food group and are, therefore, an imbalanced way of eating

    

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