Calling all peanut butter enthusiasts!
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!
Peanut butter contains vitamin E, magnesium, iron, selenium and vitamin B6.
“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)
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.
Peanut butter contains biotin which nourishes your skin and enhances the strength and growth of your hair.
Peanut butter is loaded with fiber and protein and helps keep you full longer!
*The above information was derived from Denver Health Medical Plan, https://www.denverhealthmedicalplan.org/blog/healthy-perks-peanut-butter.
Try these simple and delicious recipes:
- High Protein Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats
- Thai Peanut Chicken, Edamame & Quinoa Stir-Fry
- Peanut Butter Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Peanut Butter Fun Facts
*The above information was derived from the National Peanut Board, https://nationalpeanutboard.org/news/fun-facts/
– Carolina Acosta, Wellness Intern
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