Simply put: omega 6 fats. The omega 6:omega 3 ratio in peanuts is 2600:1 (wikipedia), which is crazy high compared to others!
Peanuts make me grow pustules. I didn’t know why before so I just avoided them, but while reading Chris Kresser’s podcast transcript on essential fatty acids and why you should take fish oil, I thought:
- hmm, Chris Kresser says modern diseases are inflammatory in nature
- and I heard Dr. Brett Osborn say that too in his book Get Serious.
- Acne is obviously inflammatory
- and peanuts should have fat too, because I do know peanut butter has lots of fat!
So I should probably check the omega ratio…