Peanut butter is a delicious food and an excellent source of nutrients. As CNN's Spanish service explains, peanut butter is rich in healthy fats that are ideal for maintaining optimal cardiovascular health and is packed with protein, which can be especially beneficial for individuals who follow a vegetarian diet and want to consume more protein. More so, just two tablespoons of peanut butter contain eight grams of protein and up to three grams of fiber. It is also a source of minerals and vitamins such as iron, potassium and vitamin E.
However, to benefit from all the nutritional richness of this food, butter should be made only with peanuts and without any additional ingredients.
Namely, a salted peanut butter can have between 100 and 150 milligrams of sodium, while one without salt has no sodium content at all. However, added sugars can add up to 28 calories per serving therfor always check the product label.
The main benefits of peanut butter:
It is a great source of energy, especially for children;
Reduces the risk of developing cancer and cardiovascular diseases;
Reduces the probability of premature death;
Decreases the risk of suffering from type 2 diabetes.
While it has numerous benefits, it's important to keep in mind that peanut butter is high in calories. A tablespoon has approximately 100 calories, so pay attention to how much you consume.