Peanut butter, which is made from the grounded and roasted peanuts, is immensely popular these days because of its health benefits. The proteins and oil in the peanut butter help in reducing weight and diabetes. It also helps in curing Alzheimer’s disease as it contains niacin.

Peanut butter is a convenient way to help boost your peanut intake. The consumption of peanut butter gives 180 to 200 calories per day. Its daily consumption is highly recommended by doctors as it is nutritious for the body.

It provides great energy as it contains a high amount of fat around 40%, proteins around 30% and carbohydrates. Well, it’s a good fat, which is essentially required by the body on a daily basis.

Here are some health benefits of peanut butter:

WEIGHT LOSS
Consumption of peanut butter helps to suppress hunger and does not lead to gaining weight.

The fat in the peanut butter is monounsaturated, which does not allow fat in the body to accumulate and thus helps in maintaining a normal body weight.

HEALTHY HEART
Peanut butter is a rich source of heart-healthy fats thus help in reducing the risk of the cardiac problems and coronary heart disease. Eating peanuts, on the other hand, helps in reducing the chances of colon cancer among women.

PREVENTS GALLSTONES
Peanuts are classified as legumes and thus help in preventing gallstones. Studies show that people, who consume peanuts or peanut butter daily, have lower risks of developing gallstones than the ones who rarely consume it. Gallstones are cholesterol stones, which are caused due to high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body. Peanuts lower LDL or bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol.

PREVENTS TYPE 2 DIABETES
Consumption of peanut butter helps in lowering the risk of diabetes, especially Type 2 diabetes.

MAINTAINS BLOOD PRESSURE
Peanut butter contains potassium as well as proteins, the presence of which, blood pressure is maintained in the body.

BONE HEALTH
Peanut Butter is a rich source of iron and calcium which help in transporting oxygen in the blood and promoting healthy bones. It also contains fibre, Vitamin E, magnesium, which help in making bones and muscles stronger and builds immunity. It also acts as an antioxidant.

So, pick up your knife and get an even layer of peanut butter on your sandwich. It’s tasty, filling and a dieter’s best friend!

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