Peanut butter has many benefits and has long been touted as a way to pack proteins along with good fats which help your body function better. This one is dedicated to the rich, yet humble peanut butter.
- It has the potential to be a good source of protein – 100 grams of peanut butter could have around 25-30 grams of protein content. Proteins in our diet are broken down into amino acids, which are subsequently used by every cell in the body to repair and create them.
- Cholesterol Levels May Be Reduced – Peanuts can be a good source of chemicals like resveratrol, phenolic acids, flavonoids, and phytosterols that fully limit cholesterol absorption from the diet. Peanut butter’s unsaturated fats may aid in the reduction of bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein) and the promotion of good cholesterol circulation (high-density lipoprotein).
- Type 2 Diabetes Prevention – Peanut butter consumption may also help to lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Peanuts are high in protein as well as unsaturated fats. It’s possible that unsaturated fats boost insulin sensitivity. It is said that eating more peanut butter and other nuts can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes.
- Blood Sugar Levels May Be Regulated – Peanut butter has a high magnesium content. Magnesium aids in the control of blood sugar and blood pressure. Its presence in our bodies is thought to aid in over 300 metabolic events that are critical to human existence.