Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI

Liver problem or disease indicates a broad term covering each of the potential problems, which causes failure of liver to perform the necessary functions in a human body. However, the basic and the initial stage of this problem is fatty liver. Hence, if we take steps to cure fatty liver, we will definitely assure to retain good health of our largest gland i.e. liver for the entire life. For this, we have discussed about health benefits of peanuts in detail and its role to overcome or avoid fatty liver problem.

Peanuts – An Important Part of Balanced Diet

Peanuts form delicious and the most convenient snacks on own or in the form of trail mixes. These contain a variety of essential nutrients to give many health benefits, including the management of fatty liver i.e. a common type of liver condition. If you want to get the best results, you should make sure to eat peanuts in moderation as an important part of balanced diet, while consult with your dietician and doctor in case you have any concern.

Are Peanuts Good For Your Liver?

Are Peanuts Good For Your Liver?

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, also called as fatty liver problem takes place whenever fat formation takes place in the liver. This is an asymptomatic type of condition, but in some cases, it results in further complications, like liver failure or liver scarring. However, if you choose to have nutritious diet, including some peanuts, you will expect to get improvement in your liver health. Only you have to take another important step i.e. limit/avoid your alcohol intake and strictly follow the necessary dietary recommendations, along with limit of your saturated fat intake.

Cholesterol Levels

The main objective behind the treatment of fatty liver problem (either with or without inflammation stage) is to put limit on the level of cholesterol. Here comes the role of peanuts, as a single ounce of peanuts comes with total 14 grams of fat, including 1.9 grams of fat in saturated form and remaining 11.3 grams in unsaturated form. Selection of unsaturated fats rather than saturated ones reduce the body’s cholesterol level. Besides this, peanuts come with other types of cholesterol-lowering nutrients named phytosterols and dietary fiber to give further health benefits to fatty liver patients.

Weight Control

Losing body weight in case of obese or overweight individuals helps in the prevention of fatty liver or help in the management of respective condition. Individuals indulge in the habit to eat peanuts or nuts regularly tend to overcome from obesity easily and possess relatively low body weights. Reason for this is simple i.e. both nuts and peanuts help you to intake calories in fewer amounts because they contain fiber and protein in excessive amounts instead of carbohydrates and fats. In simple words, peanuts and other forms of nuts act as filing nutrients. According to experienced nutritionists, a single ounce of peanut incorporates about 161 calories. Thus, with the objective to overcome your obesity problem, you should make sure to add peanuts in your diet rather than having other harmful calorie sources.

Type 2 Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes problem increases the risk to develop nonalcoholic fatty liver and develop many other complications. However, maintaining a healthy body weight and regular physical exercise improves the regulation of blood sugar and avoids diabetes or controls it. One-ounce peanuts come with 2.4 grams dietary fiber directed towards slowing down the digestion procedure and maintain stability in the level of your blood sugar. If this is not enough, peanuts incorporate monounsaturated type of fats to reduce the readings of your blood sugar largely.

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Pramod Kerkar

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, MD,FFARCSI

Pain Assist Inc.

Last Modified On: June 13, 2018

This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer

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