PEANUT BUTTER, GOOD OR BAD ?
We all love to eat peanut butter, but is peanut butter really good for us?
Peanuts are a great source of omega-6, but it's not omega-6 we could do more of but instead omega-3 fatty acids. Omega -3 reduces inflammation whereas excessive omega-6 fatty acids can cause inflammation. Peanut butter has many health benefits but the quality of peanut butter is of upmost importance if added to your diet. Be sure to buy organic peanut butter where possible. The metabolic boosting and fat loss benefits of peanut butter make them the ideal and highest plant-based form of protein available. Just like anything moderation and quality is key.
DECREASED RISK OF HEART DISEASE
Research shows that eating peanuts can decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, and many other chronic health conditions.
One study published in the journal of the American medical association found that consuming 1 ounce of nuts or peanut butter at least 5 days a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes by almost 30%.Peanut butter is rich in mono unsaturated fats.
Mono Unsaturated fats are considered to be good fats as it lowers down the low density lipoprotein (LDL) levels and increases the high density lipoprotein (good cholesterol) levels in the body reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Peanut butter is a calorie dense food , 100 grams of it contains 588 calories. Pure peanut butter contains only 20% carbohydrates, 25% of protein and 50% of fats. With such low carb content peanut butter is best suitable for ketogenic diet or you may say a fat dominant diet. Peanut butter with proper dieting aids to fat loss.
Most of the fat content in peanut butter is mono unsaturated fat or you may say good fats.A recent study found that insulin resistant adults who ate a diet high in mono unsaturated fats had less belly fat than people who ate more carbohydrates or saturated fat.