Food for Thought – Peanut Butter Lover’s Month!

Calling all peanut butter enthusiasts!

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November is Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, and we’ve got your nutty cravings covered.

Delve into this blog to learn more about peanut butter including its health benefits, fun recipes, and fun facts. Get ready to savor every bite with us!

Health Benefits

Loaded with Nutrients

Peanut butter contains vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6.

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Healthy for your Heart

“Research shows that people who regularly eat nuts and nut butter, including peanut butter, are less likely to develop heart disease and type 2 diabetes” (Bauer, n.d)

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Helps Manage Type 2 Diabetes

Peanuts and peanut butter are naturally low in carbs which can help prevent spikes in blood sugar.
This can depend on the type of peanut butter you are eating (organic, salted, low-fat, etc.) and the serving size. As a general tip its best to have a two tablespoon serving size.

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Great for your Skin and Hair

Peanut butter contains biotin which nourishes your skin and enhances the strength and growth of your hair.

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Satisfies your Appetite

Peanut butter is loaded with fiber and protein and helps keep you full longer!

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*The above information was derived from Denver Health Medical Plan,

Try these simple and delicious recipes:

Peanut Butter Fun Facts

The Inca civilization is the first known civilization to create an iteration of peanut butter by roasting and grinding peanuts to make a paste (Tasting Table, 2023).

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In the United States, a product cannot be called “peanut butter” unless it is made of at least 90% peanuts.

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In the U.S, there are six cities named Peanut: Peanut, California; Lower Peanut, Pennsylvania; Upper Peanut, Pennsylvania; Peanut, Pennsylvania, Peanut, Tennessee; and Peanut West Virginia.

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The average adult in the U.S eats a PB&J three times a month.

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*The above information was derived from the National Peanut Board,

– Carolina Acosta, Wellness Intern

Want more?

Check out our previous edition of Food for Thought!

Halloween marks the beginning of a season filled with treats, costumes, and festivities. Learn about maintaining your diet and health during Halloween with our previous edition of Food for Thought!

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