The next time someone admonishes you for eating peanut butter daily, look them in the eye and say that peanut butter is healthy for your body and that you see no wrong in eating your share of the staple every day. And if they refuse to believe your claims, use these pointers to prove the same.
The ‘Healthy Fat’ Benefits of Peanut Butter
Some may argue that eating peanut butter on a regular basis may make you put on weight. Of course, that would be the case if you eat dollops of it every day. However, stick to a healthy amount to actually lose weight instead!
The reason? Peanut butter is loaded with healthy fats (unsaturated fats) that help control the bad cholesterol levels of the body. This in turn would bring down the risks of heart attacks, strokes and other heart related ailments to a great extent. Studies have also showed that eating peanut butter regularly can delay the onset of atherosclerosis, a condition that causes the arteries to become narrower.
The ‘Folic Acid’ Benefits of Peanut Butter
Peanuts are attached to the legume family (similar to beans, lentils and peas etc.). As such, they contain high levels of folate (folic acid) which is considered extremely essential for tissues present in the intestinal tract and bone marrow.
Folic acid can also boost brain function and strengthen the nervous system. It can help in the quick break down of amino acids and the proper structuring of the body’s DNA and RNA strands. Find a better reason than this to indulge in peanut butter every day?
The ‘Manganese’ Benefits of Peanut Butter
Have 2 tablespoons of peanut butter every day and you will be providing your body with the necessary amount of manganese it needs to support a whole of functions. These include activating enzymes that help remove free radicals, impurities and other toxins from the body; protecting the tissues and cells from stress and its related conditions, supporting tissue growth, promoting bone development, promoting quick healing of wounds and facilitating the quick breakdown of nutrients from the foods that are consumed.
The ‘Antioxidant’ Benefits of Peanut Butter
Peanut butter contains oleic acid, which is a powerful antioxidant. This would enable it to effectively flush out free radicals (caused by oxidation), toxins, impurities and other harmful substances from the body. Did you know that peanut butter sandwich is an even better antioxidant than carrots or apples? So why do you need to stay away from it? Go figure!
The ‘Niacin’ Benefits of Peanut Butter:
Niacin aka Vitamin B3 is essential for proper body metabolism, cell growth and tissue development. And peanut butter contains plenty of niacin to help you with the same. So have your daily share of peanut butter to enrich your body with niacin and its plentiful benefits.