Peanut butter is a paste-like food that is known and consumed in many parts of the world. The paste is generally made from ground dry roasted peanuts which is then processed into a paste-like substance we call peanut butter. However, the fact that some people are allergic to peanut butter does not in itself erode it of its usefulness in the human body. So in this article, I will be sharing with you some of the amazing contributions peanut butter renders to the human body.
1. Improves cardiovascular health
If you are looking for ways to strengthen and enhance the functionality of your heart – what you need is a sufficient consumption of peanut butter. Research have revealed that most cardiovascular complications are triggered by the negative effects of sodium, but because of the presence of potassium in peanuts, it helps to counter the negative effect sodium (salt) has on your heart.
The Harvard Medical School has also confirmed that 2 tablespoons of peanut butter boosts your potassium intake by 238 milligrams and that unsalted varieties are even more heart-healthy.
2. Good for weight loss
Hitting the gym all the time can, at times, be a frustrating experience for so many, especially when you are immersed in school or work. Now, although peanut butter has a high amount of calorie per serving, it also has 2 grams of fiber per serving, not to forget its 8 grams of proteins per serving. So with this unlike-any-other combination peanut butter keeps you feeling satiable after consumption – thus significantly reducing your craving for more food after eating.
3. Contains healthy fats
Contrary to popular belief, peanut butter contains what is known as ‘good fats’. Peanut butter has been recorded to contain poly- and monounsaturated fats which have been tested and proven to mitigate the chances of harmful cholesterols spreading in your blood stream. It has also been affirmed by the Harvard Medical School that peanut butter contains the same ratio of saturated to unsaturated fats as the olive oil.
4. Good source of proteins
Peanut butter also contains an average of 7 grams of proteins per every two tablespoons. And because proteins contain amino acids – when converted, these acids serve to build up and repair broken muscle tissues.
Moreover, as I explained earlier, similar to the functions of fiber, the proteins in peanut butter will go a long way in keeping you satisfied and full throughout the day.
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