Home > Diet and nutrition > Healthy Food > Nuts, seeds and grains Updated 12 April 2013 Peanuts Peanuts contain the phytochemical resveratrol, which has been linked to a significant decrease in heart disease. 0 Vit & Min doses per day » Count calories in food » Is my vegetarian diet balanced? » Ask The Dietitians » Peanuts contain the phytochemical resveratrol, which has been linked to a significant decrease in heart disease. Peanuts have anti-cancer effects and can also lower cholesterol levels if they are eaten in place of other high-fat foods. Fresh peanuts that have just been de-shelled are richest in vitamin E, folate levels and resveratrol. Peanuts are best eaten fresh, as old or mouldy peanuts can contain aflatoxin that has been linked to cancer of the liver.Peanuts are very high in calories and should be eaten in place of other high-fat foods, not in addition to them. Eating more than a tablespoon of nuts five times a week, could lead to weight gain. Calories 602 Fibre 6g Protein 25g Potassium 810mg Folate 52mcg Per 100g More in Diet and nutrition Seeds: small in size, big in benefits! More: Healthy FoodNuts, seeds and grains advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.