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Why is peanut butter good for you

Why is peanut butter good for you

Peanut butter is good for one’s health in the same way that peanuts, wherein the popular food paste came from, are healthy for the body.

Peanuts are known for having various nutritional benefits that include essential vitamins, mineral, and protein, contains high levels of antioxidants, and lowers bad cholesterol levels.

If peanuts are healthy, then why peanut butter wouldn’t be? It is primarily because of the misconception that most people have with regard to the presence of saturated fats and hydrogenated oil that is on the spread. And yes, these substances are added on peanut butter, but the amounts are so little that it has little effect and can be ignored. Besides, there are already healthier alternatives to the regular peanut butter like the natural, unrefined, or fat free brand. With this, consumers have more options and they don’t have to deprive themselves of the goodness in taste and health benefits that one can get from eating peanut butter.

Now, it’s time to correct the common misconception that people has with regard to peanut butter since eating it in moderation are found to have the following health effects: Promotes healthy heart, nourishes the skin, boosts healthy growth of the hair and nails, strengthen the bones, counter birth defects, helps fight anemia, prevents health conditions like colo-rectal cancer (and other types of cancer), artherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, and gall stones to name a few.

Research have shown that peanut butter contains healthy fats, both monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. These healthy fats are responsible for lowering the risk of developing heart related diseases.

Peanut butter is also proven to relieve hunger pangs without the guilt of gaining weight since it is rich in protein and is effective in keeping the stomach full for a longer period of time.

Peanut butter also contains necessary amounts of niacin, vitamin B3, K, E, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, thiamine, folate, potassium, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, sodium, iron, selenium, and calcium.

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