Cashew nut butter contains heart protective monounsaturated fats. It is rich in copper which increases the energy production, the antioxidant activity and good for bones and blood vessels. Eating nuts prevents gallstone formation.
Peanut butter contains monounsaturated fatty acids. They are rich sources of antioxidants. Peanuts reduce the risk of stroke, prevent gallstone formation, protects against Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive decline. It contains resveratrol, niacin, vitamin E, folate, magnesium and dietary fibre. Peanut butter should be enjoyed along with whole wheat bread to provide complete protein.
Sunflower seed butter is good for the heart, lowers cholesterol, calms nerves, muscles and blood vessels, prevents cancer and helps in detox. It is a good source of protein, fibre, zinc and iron. It is rich in B vitamins and contains 4 times the amount of vitamin E as compared to peanut butter.
There are nut butters such as hazelnut, pecans, pistachio, and walnuts. Butter spreads can be made from soybean and sesame seeds which are quite healthy. Now certain individuals may be allergic to nuts say for example peanuts. In that case you should avoid nut butters. Otherwise you can relish it as part of a healthy diet keeping in mind the larger scheme of life.
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