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What Peanut Butter Does To Your Body

 

…discover the 5 ways peanut butter may improve your health!

By Kevin DiDonato MS, CES—Level 1 Certified Precision Nutrition and Certified Personal Trainer

1884 was a great year.  Why?  Well, it was the year we were first introduced to one of the healthiest snacks of all time.
Peanut Butter!


Since 1884, peanut butter has become a staple in many households across the country and around the world.

One of the reasons why peanut butter has grown in popularity is because of peanut butter's unique ability to go with just about anything.

Think about it…

Peanut butter goes with everything—chocolate, fruit, jelly, and vegetables—this one spread has truly grown into a staple in many people’s diets.

But here’s something you may not know:

Peanut butter may help you lose weight—which could improve your health dramatically!

You see, peanut butter has the perfect blend of monounsaturated fats and other nutrients which makes this one of my favorites—if not everyone’s favorite—weight loss food.

But I must tell you one more thing…

Not all peanut butter is created equal—and there are some negative effects associated with peanut butter.

First off, some peanut butters are loaded with added sugar and fillers (if there’s no oil on top of your peanut butter, there’s a good chance there’s too much sugar), which could add to weight gain, inflammation, and changes in your cholesterol.

Secondly, peanut butter may contain a high amount of calories (200 calories in just 2 tablespoons).  If you’re not counting your peanut butter in with your calories, then you could experience weight gain over time.

Now, that we got that out of the way…

Here are 5 Benefits that Peanut Butter has For Your Body

Peanut butter is, by far, one of my favorite snack treats to have for losing weight.  I add it to everything.

(It tastes unreal when you mix with chocolate in a protein shake—almost like a guilty treat like a peanut butter cup!  Here’s the protein that I recommend to make your peanut butter cup.)


But peanut butter is more than just a treat.  It’s a true weight loss food when used correctly.  Peanut butter contains plenty of monounsaturated fats that help curb hunger and lower inflammation.

But peanut butter does more than just boost your weight loss!  In fact, here are 5 things you probably didn’t know peanut butter can do for your body:

1. Lowers Your Death Risk

As I mentioned before, peanut butter is loaded with healthy monounsaturated fatty acids.    But it is also loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that could keep the reaper at bay.

Along with boosting your meal satisfaction, the monounsaturated fats may lower your bad (LDL) cholesterol and lower inflammation in your body.

Plus, the potassium found in peanut butter may lower your blood pressure, which could lower your risk for heart disease.

2. Reduces the Risk for Diabetes

Diabetes impacts the lives of millions of people around the world.  It’s by far one of the worst lifestyle-related diseases around.

But:

Studies show that eating 1 ounce of nuts or 1 serving of peanut butter (2 tablespoons) may reduce your risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes.

And not by a little bit either!  The study showed that there is a 30% less likelihood for developing diabetes among those who eat peanut butter and those who don't.

3.  Prevents Afternoon Energy Crashes

Peanut butter may be the perfect food for a number of reasons.  But one reason in particular is the nutrient profile.

It contains plenty of fiber, protein, and fat to keep your energy pumping all day long.

Plus, the combination of nutrients may help stabilize your blood sugar, which could prevent mid-day blood sugar crashes and the associated food cravings.

4. Improves Brain Health


Studies show that monounsaturated fats may protect your brain—which could prevent some of the worst age-related brain disorders.

How does it work?

Well, peanut butter contains plenty of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, which could protect your brain (and other areas of your body) from the dangers of oxidative stress.

5. Reduces Cortisol Levels

Cortisol—which is a stress hormone—has been linked to higher blood sugar levels and increased weight gain.

But:

Studies show that the plant sterols found in peanut butter—called beta-sitosterol may actually lower (normalize) cortisol levels.

This means you may be able to fight back against stress and protect your health in the future.


The BEST Reasons Why You Need to Eat Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is loaded with healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that are needed to keep your body healthy.

Plus, it could help you burn fat and lose weight! Although peanut butter is a true weight loss food, there could be some concerns surrounding peanut butter due to the high calorie content and added sugar that may be found in some brands.

But don’t worry—we have something special for you!

You see, peanut butter is by far one of the best snacks for losing weight.  Since it's chock full of healthy fats and antioxidants, peanut butter may improve many different aspects of your health.

…and that includes weight loss!  If you’ve been struggling to find the best snack for boosting weight loss, then you may want to start including a serving of peanut butter (2 tablespoons) into your day.

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