Why eat nut butters? Well, let’s go over the health benefits of nuts!
- Nutritious fats: nuts boast large amounts of heart-healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Healthy fats also help keep you feeling satisfied at meal time. - Abundance of vitamins: nuts are high in B vitamins (like riboflavin, niacin, and folate) and vitamin E. Vitamin E has antioxidant properties and protects cells from free-radical damage while B vitamins play an important role in energy metabolism.
- Rich in minerals: nuts contain manganese, magnesium and copper which help maintain bone health. Manganese and magnesium additionally keep blood sugar in check and copper helps the body utilize iron to prevent iron-deficient anemia. - Protein power: nuts are a great way to sneak in extra protein into the diet. - Phytochemicals galore: besides vitamin E which contributes to antioxidant properties, nuts contain many other antioxidants with more cardio-protective effects.
These health benefits are more pronounced in homemade nut butters without any added sugar or oil, but if you’d rather try store-bought first before hitting the kitchen, check out this article on the best buys!
Speaking of homemade nut butter, continue reading for some you can easily whip up in the comfort of your home!
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