Healthy Superfood-Peanut Butter For Weight Loss
Weight loss can be a bane, more so if you are not aware of the right diet supplements. Foods for weight loss must be both filling and less sugary. One such superfood is Peanut Butter! Just 2 tablespoons of this contains a rich source of Protein, Phosphorous, Magnesium and Vitamin B-6. It is time you throw out all those 'no added sugar, no trans fat and sugar-free' fake products in the bin and switch to something healthy yet filling.
Why Peanut Butter?
According to studies, the nutrients and good fat present in Peanut Butter lowers blood sugar levels and the risk of heart diseases. Make note that the amount of Peanut Butter taken for losing weight should always be in moderation. If you have more than 2-3 servings of 2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter in a week, there are chances of you gaining weight than the latter. This is because every t-spoon of it contains 100 calories. Hence, portion is key!
How Does It Work?
As I mentioned earlier, products which have less sugar, calories and fat only reduce your sugar intake while everything else related to your health stays the same. With Peanut Butter you have two advantages. That is, a filling effect and lower glycemic levels. Having Peanut Butter with your evening snack or meal keeps you full for a longer period of time. The good fat and proteins in it boosts metabolism, and aids weight loss. On the other hand, Peanut Butter has a low glycemic index. That is, having Peanut Butter does not meddle with your blood glucose levels which can bear dangerous effects on your overall health.
Which Brand/Type Of Peanut Butter To Choose?
The best type of Peanut Butter is the crunchy one. This is because, crunchy Peanut Butter has more fiber and folate which helps in better digestion of food. Coming to the brand choice for selecting the right Peanut Butter, there is none ! There are tons of brands out there more colourful and appealing than the other. The wise thing to do is go through the ingredients or contents mentioned on the product. Avoid products that seem vague or shady. Like, 100% Peanut extract or original Peanut Butter spread. I say this because in today's world nothing is 100% pure and if any brand promises you that it is a FAT LIE! When you hit the store or supermarket make sure you choose a Peanut Butter which is made organically. And also a product which has less Sodium and added sugar. The organic ones can be a bit expensive but nothing is pricey when it comes to the matter of your health.
Benefits Of Peanut Butter -
1. High source of healthy, plant based proteins
2. High source of fiber and lower glycemic index
3. Great nutritive value
4. Lessens the risk of heart diseases and5. Helps fight stress.
Fun Peanut Butter Snacks -
1. The good old Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich
2. Whole Wheat bread toast with Peanut Butter and sliced Bananas
3. Peanut Butter on top of low-carb crackers
4. Roti/Chapathi/Dosa spread with Peanut Butter and
5. Carrot sticks dipped in Peanut Butter.
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