When it comes to healthy nut butter, peanut butter took the cake and the cherry on the top. But, suddenly, things have changed, and you are swamped by a lot many options that would make your pantry colorful, your plate healthier, and your diet delicious!
But which one is the right one for you? We bet all of them are delicious but are they all healthy? Nuts are certainly our go-to foods that can ward off chronic diseases and helps you lead longer lives. And why not nut butter contains a lot of nutrients, right from healthy fats, protein, fiber vitamins and minerals, everything you may be searching for in healthy food. So, here a few options you could try the next time you hit your grocery store.
Almond butter is certainly one of the healthiest butter around because it is chock-a-block with healthy fats, with as much as three grams of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat when compared to a serving of peanut butter. It is also rich in vitamin E, a heart-healthy nutrient.
Also, there are endless ways to eat apple slices, either smear them on apple slices or celery sticks. The entire combination works great with the right amount of protein, fiber, and healthy fats, especially a great option after a rigorous post-sweat session.
Peanut butter still holds strong in the slew of other nut butter crowding the market. Because not only is it full of protein but full of heart-friendly vitamin E. It is also high in satiety values and great for people with diabetes who look for good snack options that can promise satiety values and no blood sugar spikes.
The list of the good kind of vitamins and the mineral list is fairly long, right from iron, folate to help prevent anemia, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6 and zinc. It’s good for your immune system and your sleep, also your bones. It just helps that it is plain delicious. We don’t know of healthier food that tastes so good. Regular intake of PB can also reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease. It also helps that it is easier on the pocket.
Protein is the macro-nutrient that helps build and repair muscle and also brings about satiety. Pistachio butter is rich in Vitamin B that can transform the calories into energy. It also may turn out to be one of the tastiest nut butter around.
Walnut kinds of butter packs in a powerful punch of protein. It also offers alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) and plant-based omega-3 fatty acid. ALA can help lower your risk of heart disease, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels and may also reverse the hardening of your blood vessels. Walnut butter is the most potent when it comes to heart-protective properties. It also has heart-healthy monosaturated fats and vitamin E, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
People with a peanut allergy can also try out hazelnut butter, which is a more delicious alternative. Hazelnut butter is also rich in oleic acid, a form of monounsaturated fat that reduces heart disease and stroke risk. This nut butter is one of the best ones that have completely free of natural sugars and another great source of vitamin E.
Always search for healthy hazelnut butter, which is without the added sugars or chocolate. Very often, if you look at the back of the nut butter, you will be shocked to read a whole lot of ingredients that are anything but healthy. A whole lot of sugar and sneaky ingredients such as hydrogenated oil may not turn out to be too health-friendly after all. Nutella, the crowd favorite, has a lot more sugar and chocolate than the real stiff we mean hazelnuts.
However, when you are snacking on nuts or nut butter, we often eat way more than we would like to, as they are so delicious. So, even if they are healthy, we must practice moderation. Also, nut butter is a great way to make your dairy-free nut milk too. Add nut butter, water, and blend, and voila, you have your very own plant-based milk. Drink up or add it to your teas and coffees, and you would have a delicious treat to yourself!