Peanut butter is a firm favorite among both adults and kids. Despite being tasty, many people wonder about the benefits of eating peanut butter.
Peanut butter can help lose weight or gain weigh during weight training or bodybuilding depending on how people use it in their diet. Peanut butter, however, is high in calories and fat, so it should be enjoyed moderately by people.
Nutritional benefits of eating peanut butter
In addition to essential vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and zinc, peanut butter provides a good amount of protein.
Every 2 tbsp of peanut butter provides the following:
- 7.02 grams of protein
- 57 mg of magnesium
- 107 mg of phosphorus
- 0.85 mg of zinc
- 4.21 mg of niacin
- 0.17 g of vitamin B-6
Health benefits of eating peanut butter
The following benefits can be provided by eating peanut butter in moderation as part of a healthy overall diet:
Several studies suggest that eating peanuts and other nuts can help people maintain their weight, or even help with weight loss.
Many bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts include peanut butter in their diets for the caloric intake.
Peanut butter helps manage blood sugar levels
Peanut butter is a relatively low-carbohydrate food containing good amounts of fats, protein and some fiber.
These features mean that peanut butter has no significant impact on blood glucose levels without adding sugar. This means that people with diabetes can have a good option for a snack.
How to introduce peanut butter in your diet?
There are a lot of recipes for you to introduce peanut butter in your diet. At The Healthiest Choice we love using it for its nutritional and health benefits.
We use it to make cakes, energy bars or blending it in our famous oats overnights. Today we will share with you a recipe for peanut butter energy bars:
Peanut butter protein bars:
- 1 cup THC peanut butter
- 2 scoops vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 cup chia/poppy seeds
- 2/3 cups rolled oats
- 5 pitted dates
Mix all the ingredients in a food processor and then place the mix in a tray, then let it cool in the fridge for about an hour before cutting it into bars and enjoying all the benefits of peanut butter in a healthy snack.
If you would like to buy our homemade peanut butter send us a message and we will get in contact with you!