7 Advantages of Eating Nut Butter

Did you know that each year, Americans consume enough peanut butter to cover the surface of the grand canyon? Meanwhile, the average European only consumes about one tablespoon of nut butter per year. 

Who has it right? 

We’re going to give this one to the good ol’ US of A! Eating nut butter is a healthy and delicious way to add tons of nutrition to your everyday diet! When consumed in moderation, it can even reduce your risk of diseases! 

Choosing nut butter is a delicious way to prioritize your health – and your tastebuds! Keep reading to learn about seven compelling reasons to add a dose of healthy nut butter to your plate today! 

1. It’s an Efficient Food

Different types of nut butter have slightly different macronutrients, but almost all of them pack a big punch! The serving size of most varieties of nut butter is just two tablespoons! That’s because they contain protein and fiber, which are satiating and energizing! 

2. It Contains Unsaturated Fat

Unsaturated fat is “the good fat.” It can help you stabilize your blood sugar, which means a more positive and stable mood throughout the day. Like protein and fiber, fat is filling, so you don’t need very much to feel full and content!

3. It’s Loaded With Nutrients 

One little nut contains tons of nutrients! Always check the nutrition label, but, as a general rule, nut butter contains:

  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B6
  • Niacin
  • Folic Acid
  • Zinc
  • Potassium 

That’s a lot of goodness packed into one compact tablespoon! Be cognizant of the sugar content, and you’ll be doing your body good! 

4. It Contains Antioxidants 

Antioxidants are like a small army that helps protect your cells from damage. That’s why you hear about “superfoods” that help fight aging! Maybe we haven’t found the fountain of youth because it’s full of almond butter? 

5. It Can Help Manage Cholesterol

Many different kinds of tree nuts can help you manage your cholesterol if it gets too high. Nuts don’t contain much (many types don’t contain any), so if you eat them in place of higher cholesterol foods, you’ll be healthier. 

6. It Can Boost Your Magnesium 

A good dose of magnesium can help reinforce nearly every cell in your body, right down to your DNA! Many Americans do not get enough magnesium in their diets. You can click here to correct that!

7. It Can Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease

For many of the reasons described above, nut butter is great for your heart! Doctors suggest that you only need about 4 Tbsp a week to see an improvement! 

Go Nuts for Nut Butter!

With dozens of nut butter options on store shelves, you’re certain to find one that will tantalize your taste buds! When done in moderation, eating nut butter can add a lot to your balanced diet.

It’s clear you need to go out and get some – the hardest part will be choosing which variety to take home! In the meantime, we’ll help make your next decision easier! Stick around and read another great post on the blog! 


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