Most people say don’t eat peanut to avoid getting pimples, zits, blackheads and whiteheads. I bet this statement is not true because there are no scientific evidence that peanuts and other oily products causes such. Acne are common to adolescence and not to other age brackets. If peanut really causes acne, a child eating peanut butter and chocolate would have an acne at his early age.
A peanut butter with rising oil on top may look scary. The layer of oil is a solid evidence of high fat content. In its pure form (peanuts only, without added fats from external sources), approximately 50% percent of peanut fat is monounsaturated. Unsaturated fat helps lower level of LDL, the bad cholesterol.
According to studies people who eat greater percentage of unsaturated fats have lower risk of heart disease, asthma, Alzheimer’s disease, breast cancer and depression.
I am not implying to eat tons of peanuts. A healthy balance diet is still recommended.