I feel like a mice nibbling a piece of something when I am watching films or TV. Peanut is actually my favorite snack, if it’s the right term to use it. I used to hear my grandparents would say “eat peanuts, they’re good for the brain”. And they would never explain why, I dared not ask anyway. I’ve never liked chips and the likes just because they’re junks but I know there are many who are feeling peckish for such foods and having good health at the same time. With peanuts, I can eat it everywhere and anytime I want as long as I am not so hungry. When I was in college, I would always have a pack in my bag and take one or two to nibble on in the class. Nobody would notice that I have something in my mouth, ha ha!
Although some of my friends don’t eat much peanut because they’re afraid to get pimples, I am however, not affected by this conclusion. I haven’t suffered from this kind of skin disorder by eating peanuts, thank God, and the fact that I have oily skin. The healthful type of fat in peanut has been implicated for skin health. Others are just sensitive to food oils that they tend to get pimples or acne from peanuts. To justify my grandparents statement through a little research, peanuts are a good source of niacin, the organic compound that contributes to brain health, brain circulation and blood flow. With this info, I can now tell my grandparents that they’re right about peanuts.
But do you know that peanuts can be fatal to people who are having severe allergic reactions? The first time I heard about somebody died of peanut-allergy I thought it was ridiculous, I never heard anyone allergic to it before. It was when a girl had just eaten some peanuts, happened to kiss his peanut-allergic boyfriend. The boyfriend died in just a matter of minutes. From that time on, memos circulated in schools to ban all kinds of nuts in all food preparations. But me…..I’m enjoying my peanut obsession.
I am a peanut fan myself. When I lived in Sierra Leone around Spring, my Dad would always plant peanuts and I couldn’t wait for harvest time; from boiled peanuts with salt, to boiled peanuts with sugar and peanut butter I never tired of it, and like you never had a problem with pimples, so it as an added plus that it is health brain food.
I remember that case it was in Canada, and I’ve been extra cautious with my son who has an allergic reaction to cashews.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful insight.
Ohh, you’re lucky, Ada, you had your own peanut plantation. I’ve experienced harvesting peanuts in my grandparents’ backyard, but it wasn’t enough that I had to buy somewhere when it’s over. Thank you.
i love peanut butter.Ya,my girls are not allow to bring food that contain peanuts or share food with other kids.Those kids can’t even eat chocolate.Kind of sad .
I also love peanut butter, Sweetie. I miss it so much. Better take precautions than risks.
Shanker Bakshi says
I love peanuts, We use them as Snacks while we all three get together for a long drive and drink, i am talking about my friends Keshav and Rajiv and off course myself. Its long time back, am a totally changed man now. We were in college then. ohhh those were the days.
You’re a totally changed man now, Shanker. Aha, wonder how you were before, hehe…oh yes, peanut is also good with beers and other drinks.
We love peanuts too! Sean would always ask me to buy peanuts. Would eat bread only if with peanut butter. Lucky you Marlene, ako, I get pimples/acne with or without peanuts, kainis! haha!
Amor, if you notice how active Sean’s brain is, it’s probably of peanuts, hehe… I can’t see any pimple in your pics. But there might be other factors too.
You can’t see it because some of them were photoshoped Wait till you see me in person haha!. Yung tipong pimples/acne na tinubuan ng mukha! yaiks! Makapag paid blogging nga para may budget sa derma. 😀
Peanuts have always been thought of as a brain booster. It could be true since it’s very rich in amino acids (protein) which are vital in brain development especially among children.
I personally love locally-produced peanuts here in the Philippines. They’re small, tasty and oh so crispy. Even those that are sold along the sidewalks, I go for them.
I love our local peanuts, too. In fact, I brought more than 2 kilos here the last time we were there. Sidewalks, the best place to find crispy peanuts.
hi sis! salamat sa pagbisita sa aking domain ha, thanks din sa comment 🙂
btw, I loooove peanuts, heheh 🙂
Sure, sis Eds. You know naman that I love visiting your blogs. Enjoy your peanuts, sis!
Nick Phillips says
I just love peanuts of any kind and it’s like a must to have some on hand when I read or even watch TV. My favourites are the salted kind 😀
The salted kind is the most common in my homeland. Oh, yes, it seems that everybody just loves peanuts 🙂