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Peanut Butter - 10 Surprising Reasons Why You Must Have It!

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Dr.Vandana Verma(pt) 89% (110ratings)
Bachelors Of Physiotherapy, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Gurgaon  •  10years experience
Peanut Butter -  10 Surprising Reasons Why You Must Have It!

If you are hungry at a time that is well past your bedtime, a dollop of peanut butter spread on crackers makes for a handsome little meal. Researchers suggest that if you can control your intake, peanut butter is actually helpful for your health.

The benefits of peanut butter are as follows:

  1. Peanut butter contains a fairly large amount of unsaturated fats. The consumption of a moderate amount of peanut butter regularly keeps your heart in good shape.

  2. Peanut butter has high potassium content. Consumption of a moderate amount of peanut butter is useful to combat the ill effects of the harmful sodium content, which is abundant in most of the foods you eat on a daily basis. Potassium also helps in the growth and damage repair of the body muscles while aiding clotting of the blood vessels.

  3. Peanut butter is also a rich source of antioxidants, magnesium and fibres (which regulate the body function) all of which make peanut butter a rare combination of taste and health.

  4. Peanut Butter also contains a rich amount of protein. A serving of 2 tablespoons of peanut butter contains roughly 7 grams of protein.

  5. Moderate consumption of peanut butter might also help in providing energy for a sustained period, as it contains fats and proteins from which the required calorie intake is fulfilled.

  6. Consuming controlled amount of peanut butter might reduce your chances of suffering from diabetes; cutting the risks by about a whopping 30 percent.

  7. Peanut butter contains a fair amount of Vitamin E. Vitamin E is very helpful in protecting your body against toxic materials. It is also helpful in preventing you against cataract and Alzheimer’s disease.  

  8. For women suffering from premenstrual syndrome, intake of peanut butter helps regulate the symptoms.

  9. Peanut butter also helps to keep you full for a long time as it contains a sufficient amount of protein and fibre. This is also effective in initiating weight loss.

  10. Peanut butter also contains a trace amount of zinc that helps in the development of the body’s immune system.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor.

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