6 Health Benefits of Nut Butters
1. Packed With Nutrients
It isn’t just the high protein, fibre, and healthy fats that are good for you. Nuts also have plenty of other nutrients like Vitamins E and B6, folic acid, niacin, magnesium, zinc, copper, and potassium.
2. Weight Control
The high protein and fibre keep you feeling full and energized. That could help you eat fewer calories and lose weight. Just don’t overdo it!
3. Antioxidants Aplenty
These include minerals like selenium and manganese, vitamins C and E, as well as flavonoids, phenols, polyphenols, and other substances. They work as a team to help protect your cells. And nuts are loaded with them. That could be part of the reason that people who eat more nuts and nut butters have healthier hearts. They may even help protect against colon cancer.
4. Keep Cholesterol in Check
Having too much cholesterol can harden your arteries and lead to stroke and heart disease. Almonds, and other tree nuts seem to lower it when it gets too high. Your body makes most of your cholesterol, but you get some of it from the food you eat. Luckily, nuts have little or none of the stuff.
This mineral is good for your nerves, muscles, bones, blood sugar, blood pressure, and even your genetic material, or DNA.Nuts like cashews, almonds, and peanuts, and the butters made from them, have lots of it.
6. Vitamin B7
Almond Butter is a great source of vitamin B7, also called biotin. This nutrient is vital to help your body process the fat, sugar, and protein you eat. It also helps keep your blood sugar stable and your skin healthy.
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