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Inca Peanut

Dr. Oz's favorite weight loss snack that is also super healthy.

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Claimed by Dr. Oz to be the best snack for weight loss, Inca Peanuts, also known as Sacha Inchi Nuts, come from the Andes Mountains in Peru.

Sacha Inchi plant grows a fruit that contains four to seven lobes, each of which encloses the prized Inca Peanut. The hard layer of the seed is broken to retrieve the nut . The nut is then eaten raw or toasted.

Inca Peanuts are loaded with antioxidants, like Vitamin E and are high in Omega-3 fats. Both of these nutrients have been shown to play a role in the reduction of inflammatory diseases, like heart disease.

Inca Peanuts also contain five grams of fiber per one-ounce serving, or about 20 percent of the daily recommended amounts.

Inca Peanuts can be found at specialty health food stores or online in the nut form or also as an oil. They can be purchased by the pound or ounce.

PRO
  • Loaded with healthy nutrients
  • It's a form of a healthy fat
  • Eating healthy fats can promote satiety and even weight loss
  • Numerous health benefits associated with the health properties of the Inca Peanut
CON
  • May be hard to find
  • Nuts are very calorically-dense so eating too many of them can lead to weight gain
DIET and NUTRITION

Dr. Oz recommends eating one ounce of Inca Peanuts a day, or whenever the need for a snack or mini-meal comes up.

Inca Peanuts taste a bit more like a hearty seed than a nut. They can be eaten by themselves, added to trail mix or used in salads to add a crunchy texture or as an alternative to nutrient-less croutons.

EXERCISE

There are no exercise guidelines unless you are on a specified diet plan. As with any healthy lifestyle, you should get in a minimum of 30 minutes of physical activity, most days of the week.

CONCLUSION

Thanks to Dr. Oz's praise of the Inca Peanut, they are likely to be heralded as a Super Food. Dr. Oz's endorsement of this Peruvian nut-like seed is well earned. The Inca Peanut is a veritable nutrition all-star with tons of vitamin E, fiber and omega fats like 3, 6 and 9.

Right now, Inca Peanuts can't be found as ubiquitously as a jar of Planter's honey roasted, but all bets are on that the Inca Peanut will become a regular item in health food stores and high end grocers soon.

Common Misspellings

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somphong Phomsamouth

I have hight blood pressure and diabette
is it good for me or bad ?

posted Apr 25th, 2012 11:04 am


Claudette

How much salt do inca nuts have?Thank you, Claudette They seem to be healthy but I need to know because of High Blood pressure, if the Inca Nuts have a lot of salt. Thank you, Claudette

posted May 27th, 2011 1:23 pm



Brandi

@Chris - If you'll click the "start this diet now" button above, that will take you to amazon where there are several inca peanut products available. Other than that, your best bet is to look at specialty health food stores.

posted May 16th, 2011 3:05 pm


chris Meyer

i am not able to find the inca peanut, could someone please let me know where i can buy them. thank you

posted May 16th, 2011 2:21 pm


Kenny

Inca Peanuts are great!!!! I have been taking them for last three months. Its a great source of Omega3's..think I got mine from . Just try the small pcak first and see how it goes.

posted May 10th, 2011 3:54 pm



Yoga Jim

love inca nuts!!!!

posted May 5th, 2011 1:44 pm


tonytouch

Love inca peanuts! Savi seeds are amazing as well dipped in chocolate. yum! more omega 3's than salmon!

posted May 4th, 2011 8:51 am


Kathy Wilson

I am very interested in trying this item for both weight loss and I also have pancreatitis that I am hoping will help out with. I had a partial colon removal in 2006 and my gastro system has not been the same.

posted May 3rd, 2011 9:15 am



   
 

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