Taking Charge of Your Health

Peanut butter sometimes gets a bad rep
from consumers who think it will pack on fat and calories but the truth is that
natural peanut butter made without hydrogenated oils and headed sugars is a
beneficial addition to any diet first things first
peanut butter really does pack a punch when it comes to beneficial vitamins and
nutrients it’s high in magnesium which builds bone density potassium which ends
up muscle mass and vitamin b6 which boosts immune health and everyone knows
that peanut butter is a great source of protein averaging about 8 grams per
serving while you might think the recommended serving size for peanut
butter two tablespoons is relatively small don’t be fooled
the combination of fiber and the previously mentioned protein helps you
feel full longer so if you’re feeling hungry eating a spoonful of peanut
butter might actually keep you satisfied until your next meal time although
peanut butter is high in fat and calorie content research shows that the popular
spread can actually help prevent heart disease and diabetes this is because
peanut butter is full of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats also known as
good fats like olive oil eating peanut butter in moderation
may actually lead to a healthier lifestyle keep in mind that not all
peanut butter products are created equal so make sure to look for natural peanut
butter that is lower in sodium and sugar than its traditional counterpart and
remember while peanut butter is a great addition to your daily routine always be
mindful of your portion sizes you

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