I’m not of those people who are allergic to peanuts, but I know that there are several reasons why we should not eat peanuts. It’s not the healthiest food on earth though it’s also not the worst. It’s just important that you are aware of the facts why we should not eat it but of course, the decision is yours. Let me tell you four important facts why you shouldn’t be eating peanuts then you decide for yourself if you want to continue eating peanuts.
1. Protease Inhibitors
Peanuts contain protease inhibitors that can cause allergic reaction and inflammation. It’s because the protease inhibitors will keep proteins to be absorbed by our body. As a result, our body will release too many enzymes that can cause those allergies.
If you don’t want to have any digestive problems, then I suggest you stay away from peanuts. It contains Galactins which is one particular type of fodmap that creates trouble to your digestive systems like irritable bowel syndrome and gastrointestinal disorders. You don’t want the feeling of being bloated all the time, right?
Peanuts have phytoestrogens that make your body release estrogen more than normal. If that happens, it can cause hormonal imbalance. It can cause irregular periods for women. You may have sleeping problems, acne breakouts, mood swings and so much more.
Phytates are not harmful, but it can prevent or slow down minerals and nutrients from other food to be absorbed by your body.
I’m not saying that peanuts are just pure bad but with these reasons, you can see that it’s not something that you should eat if you want to have a healthy and balanced diet. Yes, it may contain protein but not enough like what you can get from meat. It’s like food that has incomplete value.