Nature has provided people groundnuts. These are easily available complete food. It is equivalent to Almonds as nutritionally it contains the same elements as that of almond.
We are talking about Peanut butter here
It has useful protein and necessary amino acids. The proteins present in 100 g of groundnuts are equivalent to 1L of milk. It has unsaturated fat. It is also, the best source of calcium, phosphorus and iron. Vitamins are also in good quantity.
As it is a complete nutrient package, so, good for the heart and diabetic patients.
When peanuts take the shape of butter, then it is used like peanut butter. It can be eaten just like that or can be combined with desserts, chocolates, sandwiches, cookies, pizzas, soups, cupcakes, milkshakes and even in salads.
Peanut butter also provides protein, vitamins and minerals like groundnuts.
But Peanut butter is rich in calories and fat, so people should not consume in excess. It benefits both in losing weight or gaining weight. So, it depends on one’s use.
Benefits of Peanut Butter
Peanut Butter used as food:
With large amounts of natural protein and many other essential minerals, peanut butter is considered a portion of wholesome food. But, even beyond health benefits, it is a highly all-around food. It can be eaten by itself, with something sweet, or can be added in desserts, chocolates, milkshakes, sandwiches, cookies, cupcakes, hummus, soups, pizzas, and even salads!
Peanut Butter has a good shelf life
Peanut butter has a good shelf life, does not go bad easily. It is always subscribed as best before’ 18 months but can be used over a period of five years, after it is opened.
Peanut butter a meal for fitness workout
Peanut Butter is highly suggested for pre and post workout supplement for fitness devotee. For all kinds of fitness regimes, it is used. Peanut butter can be taken by lean people to gain muscle. On the contrary, it can be taken by bulky people to lose weight. This snack works for both the people and is marvelous to start the morning routine with peanut butter.
Peanut Butter used as medicine
It has good medicinal value. It is useful in curing many health problems. But, many people are not aware of this medicinal use.
- If girls between the age group of 9 to 15years are consuming it regularly they have 39 percent fewer chances of getting attacked with breast cancer.
- It is also used as a remedy for early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Amazingly only smelling the butter make the patients better (“Peanut Butter Test”).
Now, there comes a question which kind of butter should be consumed and which brand?
We will see varying peanut butter brands. Primarily, it was available in expensive malls but now, even the Indian markets are flooded with peanut butter. One will have an option between many brands and flavors. However, all are not safe and healthy to use. To identify the best peanut butter, check the composition written on the container.
If the composition restrains hydrogenated oils or palm oils, then it has unhealthy trans fats which one should avoid. Some peanut butter variations state that they are fat-free, but have added sugar in it. Then also it is not good as it is added to make it tastier, which is unnecessary. Because it is good and tasty within itself there is no requirement of any additional sugar in it.