Nut butters are full of healthy fats and proteins, as well as, incredibly satiating and filling. They are very helpful when trying to get in your fat servings or macros on a fat burning Keto or Modified – Keto meal plan and a teaspoon of a tasty nut butter can be a sure fix for a sweet tooth craving.
The fats and proteins in nut butters contribute in regulating both blood sugars and insulin levels, which are the first steps in weight loss and a successful weight management plan.
You can incorporate any variety of nuts you prefer, preferably avoiding the common peanut, due to the fact, it is actually considered a legume and can upset digestive tracks. Many peanut butters contain mold in the mixtures which can contribute to candida or yeast growth and can disrupt good gut health.
Some more facts to consider when deciding between almond or peanut butter are that almonds contain nearly three times as much vitamin E, twice as much iron, and seven times more calcium than peanut butter. As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps stop the development of plaque in your arteries, which can narrow them and eventually cause a heart attack. Calcium supports the health of your bones, and iron is essential for your red blood cells.
Peanut butter isn’t necessarily lacking in vitamins and minerals. It has plenty of vitamin E, calcium, and iron, too. It just doesn’t have quite as much as almond butter. Both peanut butter and almond butter contain a healthy dose of potassium, biotin, magnesium, and zinc.
Feel free to experience with your nut butters adding seasonal spices and have some patience; it can take a couple of trys before you master your mixture, but once you do, both your taste buds and wallet will thank you.