Peanuts! Peanuts! Get Your Peanuts!
Think back to the days when you were a child; the days when life seemed so carefree and simple. The days when a peanut butter and jelly sandwich was one of the best snacks you could have.
Oh the way that caramel creaminess infused with that delightful sweet candy like substance between two pieces of heavenly soft bread melted in your mouth on contact (yum).
As Archie and Edith would say…”Those were the days.”
However, then you grow up and become health conscious and decide maybe it’s time to put away childish things.
Well open up that toy box, pull out that golden brown concoction known as peanut butter, and get ready to play!!!
Just the “Creamy” Facts:
Peanuts are considered legumes (a simple dry fruit contained within a shed or a pod).
Peanuts grow underground unlike walnuts, almonds, and other nuts, that grow on trees also known as tree nuts. This is why some people that are allergic to tree nuts can still eat peanuts and peanut butter.
- It Helps You Lose Weight – You may be thinking how can peanut butter help me lose weight with the high fat content and calories? Well research shows that eating peanut butter in moderation (2tbsp. a day) may help in weight loss and prevent heart disease due to it being rich in monounsaturated fats (aka the good fats).
- It Helps in Muscle Building – Peanut butter is a nutrient dense substance with fiber, protein, calcium, iron, potassium, and healthy fats; making these nutrients extremely helpful in maintaining the strength your body needs in building muscle.
- It Controls Blood Sugar – Research shows the protein and fibrous components in peanut butter can help regulate and maintain the levels of blood sugar in the body, as well as keep you fuller longer.
- It Helps Prevent Cancer – Peanut butter contains antioxidants that help to diminish the activity of free radicals and the fiber detected in peanut butter minimizes the danger of colon cancer by removing waste through the intestines efficiently.
- It Improves Blood Circulation – Your circulation is improved because potassium, magnesium, copper and iron is found in abundance in peanut butter.
How To Pick the Right Peanut Butter:
All peanut butters are not equal! When purchasing, you should look for an all-natural or organic peanut butter (i.e., one that has peanuts as the main ingredient).
Feeling excited?! Then get ready to add peanut butter to your jelly sandwich, toast, apples, celery sticks, or if you’re unable to contain yourself just take a spoon, dip and enjoy!
Here’s To Your Health!!!
Stephanie B. Davis
Certified Natural Health Professional
**Disclaimer: Please pray and ask God for direction and always consult a doctor before starting any new regimen.**