Health Benefits Of Eating Peanut Butter

Health Benefits Of Eating Peanut Butter

Who loves Peanut butter? Do you remember when you were in grade school trading lunches? I would always swap out my ham and cheese on potato bread for a classic Peanut-butter and Jelly. Yum! Peanut butter sandwiches are not just for kids, but for everyone. The health benefits are spectacular, and can be included in your diet every day.

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Peanut butter has about 200 calories for two-tablespoons and about 16 grams of fat. Yes, this may seem calorie dense, but consuming peanut butter can aide to your well being. Consuming peanut-butter is heart healthy. Peanut-butter will also promote weightless! and known as a monounsaturated fat. Before getting frightened by the high fat content, remember it’s not the same fat as a packaged coffee cake. Eating peanut butter increases your protein, and fiber levels for the day!  Peanut butter is also rich in potassium. Did you have a hardcore workout this morning? Replenish those muscles with a slice of toast with some peanut butter, or trade the toast for a banana. Peanut butter controls your hunger and will keep you feeling full.

Which Peanut Butter is best?

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There are so many choices in the supermarket when you go down the bread aisle. Smooth or Crunchy? Natural or Organic? Reduced fat, or Regular? Honey Roasted? How do you choose? Please READ YOUR LABELS!! The best choice in peanut butter is organic or natural. Theses peanut butters usually have minimal ingredients including peanuts with salt. Your can even find some with just peanuts listed as the ingredients. If you don't have peanut butter in your pantry you may want to invest in some. Peanut Butter can be incorporated in your diet easily. Have it for a snack, lunch or plop some on your oats! The possibilities are endless!

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