Friday, May 24, 2013
Great Health Benefits for Peanuts
Peanut snacks are best limited to a small handful, or the amount you receive in the once-ubiquitous packages handed out on airplane flights. Due to allergy risks, many airlines have replaced peanut snacks with other crunchy options. Peanut allergies are on the rise among children and can be lethal in some cases, resulting in anaphylaxis, or suffocation. Many schools have designated "peanut-free" zones, in which peanut butter and other peanut products are prohibited in order to protect the as many as 4 in 100 allergic children. An allergist can perform a skin test on children who exhibit symptoms such as difficulty breathing and hives. The good news lies in the health benefits for those who can enjoy peanuts.