Peanut butter has been in full force for over a hundred years since it got patented. This energy giving, lifesaving food has done more good to humanity than we can count. Apart from its sweet and delicious nature, it heals over 50 diseases and gives us the kick needed for survival and health.
Peanut butter is both nutritious and delicious. It pairs well with everything from fruits to chocolate and jelly to celery. High in healthy monounsaturated fats and nutrient-rich, it’s one of our favorite foods for weight loss. So how exactly does it promote a flat belly, and what else does PB do to your body?
1 YOU LOWER YOUR DEATH RISK
Eating nuts every day is linked to reduction of death risks. Nuts have mono and polyunsaturated fats rich in antioxidants, potassium for good blood pressure, fibre ans its also good for the heart
Monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids have been shown to decrease LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels, lowering the risk of metabolic syndrome, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes.
2 YOU’LL FEEL FULLER
The monounsaturated and protein properties of peanut butter prevents people from overeating.
Having your toast or sandwich with peanut butter for breakfast can even pull you through to supper.
3 YOU’LL REDUCE DIABETES RISK
Eating peanut butter minimizes the risk of developing diabetes. Eating at least 2 teaspoons of peanut butter daily for 5 days a week lowers the rist of diabetes by 30%
4 YOU’LL GET AN ENERGY BOOST
The protein, fiber and healthy fat in peanut butter can give you that kick you need to start the day or as a pick-me-up midday. “It also helps to keep blood sugar stable, which prevents those crashes later on.”
5 YOU’LL SHED WEIGHT
Peanut butter is also one of the best ways to lose weight. Peanut butter is very filling; meaning eating a small amount can fill you up. It also contains low calories and also good source of plant protein which is necessary is building the body. So eating your wheat bread with peanut butter can satisfy you and also help you lose a good amount of weight
6 YOU COULD GAIN WEIGHT TOO
Are you looking for a fast way to gain weight? This is it. Peanut butter contains a dense amount of sugar, salt and fat to help you chunk all they needed weight.
if you are trying to loose weight, id suggest you have to limit your peanut butter intake.
7 YOU’LL HAVE HEALTHIER MUSCLES AND NERVES
Peanut butter has a high amount of magnesium in it which helps in building strong bones, teeth, energy production, muscle building, body temperature regulation, detoxification and improving your nervous health. Looking for a sure way to be super healthy, peanut butter is your ultimate doctor.
8 YOU COULD CAUSE INFLAMMATION
One downside of peanuts is that they contain omega-6, which stimulates the inflamatory nerves. Since they have no omega-3 in it, The Health Bro advices you to make sure your diet is having good levels of omega-3 like sardines and cod fish.
9 YOU GET SMARTER
Studies have shown that monosaturated fat; found in nuts and olive oil are very vital for brain function and health. This means nuts have antioxidant and anti inflammatory properties that helps the brains.
10 YOU’LL KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
Stress can be easily eliminated just by eating peanut butter. PB contains beta-sitosterol, a plant sterol. In studies involving endurance athletes, beta-sitosterol was shown to normalize high cortisol levels and bring them back into balance with other hormones during times of stress. Beta-sitosterol can also help improve immunity.
Author: Akwesi Osei
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