Food for Thought

Food for Thought is a periodicals published three times a year by The Peanut Institute. Issues include topics such as the latest health and nutrition research and great ways to incorporate peanuts into a healthy diet.


Most Recent

Peanut Protein & Bioactives Keep Arteries Healthy

Sharpen Your Mind with Peanuts


Disease Prevention

Plant Protein Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Peanut Butter and Peanuts Reduce the Risk of Breast Disease in Young Women

Peanuts are a Diabetes-Friendly Food

Diabesity: Eat Peanuts and Fight Diabesity

Heart-Healthy Peanuts — Peanuts Earn American Heart Association Stamp of Approval

Stabilize Blood Sugar with Peanuts and Peanut Butter

The Latest Science on Predicting and Preventing Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)

Eating Peanuts & Peanut Butter to Prevent & Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Eating Peanuts & Peanut Butter to Improve Heart Disease Risk


Promoting Healthy Cholesterol Levels



Live Longer with Peanuts

Eating Peanuts Can Help You Live Longer!

Eat Peanuts Everyday for a Longer Life

A Long Life with Peanuts

Nutrition & Health for Baby Boomers & Beyond


Plant – Based Eating & Peanut Protein

Power a Plant-Based Diet with Peanuts

The Power of Peanut Protein

Power of Plant-Based Eating with Peanuts and Peanut Butter


Protective Nutrients

Nutrient-Dense Peanuts

Cracking the Nutshell - a Package of Beneficial Nutrients

Nutrient Affordability with Peanuts

Peanuts: Mother Nature’s Functional Powerhouse

Eat Peanuts Daily: One Small Change, Many Health Benefits

What’s the Spread on Peanut Butter? Check the Label - 0 Trans Fat

Peanuts and Peanut Butter - A Tasty Way to Meet Nutrient Needs


Weight Management & Snacking

Peanuts, Peanut Butter May Hold Key to Preventing Obesity

Snacking on Peanuts Helps You Eat Less

Stay Satisfied with Peanuts

Peanuts, a Handful of Hunger Busters

Peanuts & Peanut Butter: Healthy Snacking

Weight-Loss Science Highlights: Peanuts and Peanut Butter Can Play an Important Role in Weight-Loss Diets

Peanuts & Peanut Butter — For Eating Satisfaction & Weight Loss

Weight-Loss Diets for the Long-Term



Veggie Dipping! A look at two studies that found ways to help children get essentials nutrients

Peanut Snacks Bring Health to Schools


Dietary Guidelines

2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Climb MyPyramid and Unearth the Possibilities Peanuts Provide!


Peanut Allergies

Peanut Allergy Fact Sheet

Peanut Allergy White Paper

Other Topics

Shop Smart, Shop Peanuts

Decades of Discovery about Peanuts

Peanut Oil: One of the World’s Traditional Healthy Oils

10 Reasons Peanuts Improve Health

Comparison of the Peanut Butter Diets, the DASH Diet and the 2005 Dietary Guidelines

Make a DASH to Better Health by Lowering Hypertension

Using Peanut Butter and Peanuts in an Energy-Balanced Diet

“Mediterranean-Style” Diets are Causing Scientists to Take Another Look at Diet Recommendations

Dietary Guidelines Take Another Look at Fat

All American Superfood – Peanuts

High Monounsaturated Fat Diets Vs. Low-Fat Diets

Diabetes On the Rise

Phytosterols & Health

Good Fat, Bad Fat, and Trans Fat: The Facts About Fat in Peanut Butter

Phytochemicals: Important “New Nutrients” for Health

Plant-Based Foods in the Diet


White Papers

Short papers and brochures to educate on peanut health and nutrition

Peanut Allergy White Paper

Peanut Nutrition White Paper


Fact Sheets

Great one page or two page sheets for reference.

Love Your Heart, Eat Peanuts!

USDA's MyPlate: Pairing with Peanuts

Peanuts and Peanut Butter Fit Into Healthy Eating Patterns (booklet)

Where do Peanuts Fit on USDA's MyPlate?

Eat Peanuts Daily! Top 4 reasons you should eat a small amount of peanuts or peanut butter everyday

Heart Healthy Peanuts

Grab and Go

Men's Health

New Ideas with Favorite Foods

Holiday Traditions

Power Your Day with Peanut Protein

Peanuts Decrease the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

Myth Busters: Peanuts and peanut butter are high in fat and calories that cause weight gain

Pack Peanuts for a Better Lunch

Peanuts: A Flavorful & Fun Fiber Source

Stay Satisfied with Peanuts

Try Salted Peanuts for a Low-Sodium Snack

Peanuts & Peanut Butter in Perspective: Type 2 Diabetes

Peanuts & Peanut Butter in Perspective: Heart Disease

Peanuts & Peanut Butter in Perspective: Weight Loss


Recipe Cards

Chopped Salad of Corn, Tomatoes, Peppers, Jicama, Avocado, and Black Beans with Smoked Peanuts

Peanut Protein Smoothie/Creamy Peanut Sauce

Peanut Butter Strawberry Quesadilla Recipe Card

Resources and Materials for Peanuts