Full of protein and fibre. Peanuts improve satiety and help maintain weight loss. Several studies have found that eating small amounts of nuts helps dieters lose weight; when nuts were allowed in their eating plans, they did not feel deprived.
Nutrients. Peanuts are abundant in the vitamins niacin, folate, pantothenic acid, thiamin, riboflavin, choline, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin E and rich in minerals like magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, iron, copper, manganese and selenium.
Disease control. Studies have found eating peanuts five times a week decreased heart disease and reduced the risk of diabetes, gallbladder disease, colorectal cancer and alzheimers. Peanuts and peanut butter are also known to help lower blood pressure.
Antiaging. Peanuts have been found to contain the potent antiaging molecule resveratrol, the same phytochemical found in red wine and grapes. Studies have shown that resveratrol can fight the proliferation of fat cells and improve the uptake of sugar from the blood. The resveratrol in peanuts is found in the seed itself and the skin.
Cholesterol. When postmenopausal women with high cholesterol were fed a low-fat diet that included healthy fats from peanuts, their cholesterol improved. The phytosterols that peanuts contain have been shown to reduce cholesterol.
It's my go-to (extra large) scoop before training or a Yoga practice when I am between meals, oh and afterwards too, most days, a lot! BUT THEN I found this recipe below and have found my new peanut butter addiction go-to!
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Peanut Butter + Jelly Smoothie - click here to check out the recipe and all the awesome healthy treats by Teresa Cutter The Healthy Chef
A little naughty and nice, this is the ultimate healthy comfort food. Use a good quality roasted peanut butter to make this smoothie. You can also use roasted almond butter which is just as delicious. This smoothie provides a healthy dose of protein and fats to keep you moving all day long. Peanut butter is the star of this treat! Packed with protein and minerals, peanut butter will keep your body sustained for hours.
DAIRY FREE - GLUTEN FREE - PROTEIN RICH