Today might be the day dedicated to peanut butter appreciation, but in my heart it’s peanut butter day everyday!
To commemorate peanut butter’s special day, here are some quick nutrition facts to help you appreciate the queen that peanut butter is.
One serving of PEANUT BUTTER will provide:
- 2 grams of fiber, which helps keep you full
- 8 grams of protein, also helps with satiety
- 3 mg of vitamin E, an important antioxidant that protects cells against free radicals
- 208 mg of potassium (important for blood-pressure, bones, muscles…)
- 49 mg of magnesium, helps build bone
- 0.17 mg of vitamin B6, which plays a role in brain function and supports energy production
- 12.3 grams total of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, a.k.a. the “good fats”
According to an article by Harvard, studies have shown that including nuts or peanut butter in your diet can help prevent the development of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. If you aren’t allergic to peanuts, peanut butter is a great way to add amazing flavor, texture, and nutrients to meals or snacks while also making them more filling. What’s not to love?
Tips On Buying Peanut Butter:
- Buy natural peanut butter: the ingredients list should only have 2 ingredients. These are peanuts and less than 1% salt. It looks strange with the oil separation, but it is much healthier than processed peanut butter.
- Store your new peanut butter jars upside down. This will make it easier to thoroughly stir the peanut butter when you open a new jar.
- Refrigerate the jar if you hate having to stir a bit every time you use it. Refrigeration will help the mixture stay together and prevent the oil from separating.