Is Peanut Butter Good For You? A Peanut Butter Exposé

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Is Peanut Butter Good For You? A Peanut Butter Exposé

Growing up, peanut butter and jelly sandwich was a quick meal you could never get enough of. Some of us loved it so much that we stole huge scoops much to the chagrin of our parents. The health benefits of peanut butter can not be disputed. While some of us are quick to question its fats content, it’s in fact, a healthy spread, so keep reading to find out more about these benefits.

 

1. Source of Protein

2 Tablespoons of peanut butter contain around 7 grams of proteins, which makes it an ideal spread on toast. It not only leaves you sated for longer but it’s a good source for building and repairing muscles.

 

2. Heart Friendly Fats

Peanut butter, like olive oil, has its share of unsaturated fats which qualifies it for the healthy food bracket. This makes it a healthy source of healthy fats. To add more healthy fats to your body, eat foods made with olive oil, avocado and peanut butter.

 

3. Adds Potassium To Your Diet

Legumes and nuts are rich sources of potassium which is necessary for normal body functions. It also helps to even out sodium levels in your body, which can wreak havoc on your cardiovascular system. According to UWhealth, potassium is found in your muscles, the biggest muscle, in this case, is your heart. Too little or too much of it can stop your heartbeat.

 

4. It’s a Good Source of Fibre

A single tablespoon of peanut butter contains a gram of fibre, not to mention proteins. Fibres are essential in the digestion of foods and overall body function. Supplement your fibre intake by adding a scoop of it in your breakfast or daily snacks.

 

5. It’s an Energy Booster

Rich in plenty of healthy fats and proteins, it contains calories that will give you the energy you need to start the day. It leaves you fuller for longer and gives you the right hit of energy.

 

Here Are Factors To Consider When Choosing The Right Peanut Butter

1. Sodium Content

Look at the ingredients at the back of your peanut butter jar. Too much sodium can hide the nutty flavour of the butter.

 

2. Sugar Content

Sugar contributes to the flavour of the peanut butter, thus adding some more if you’re using it to cook with.

Have you tried the new Blueband peanut butter in your household? Let us know how you incorporate it in your meals.

 

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