Did you know that almond butter is healthier than peanut butter?
Let's talk creamy butters... It seems like everybody knows the benefits and the taste of peanut butter, matter in fact it is the kind of food that most people have in their pantries. Since I am doing whole30, I can't eat peanut butter, but it allows us to eat almond butter and I tried to look behind the scenes and I figured out it is actually better for us. It has better nutrition, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
1 tbs of Almond Butter:
Calories: 101 calories
What does these number tell us?
Calories around the same, it depends what brand do we buy, but remember always try to get some natural, fresh pressed, organic, no added sugar option.
Fats are better in almond butter. Both almond butter and peanut butter are high in monounsaturated fat, the type of fat linked to a reduction in heart disease and better blood sugar control. Peanut butter also has doubled saturated fat, which can be harmful in moderation, also too much of it can raise your cholesterol.
Vitamins and Minerals are also more effective in almond butter. Both butters contain plenty of iron, more vitamin E, healthy dose of potassium, biotin, magnesium, and zinc, but almond butter has more contents.
Fiber is one of the key element of weight loss. It helps to keep us full faster, maintain a healthy weight and lower our cholesterol. Both nuts has a lot of fiber but almond butter has almost twice as amount.
Protein is another key element of weight loss and it is a great source specially for vegan people. Peanut butter has more protein.
Sugar is the enemy of healthy food. I mean both nut butters are naturally low in sugar BUT be careful of added sugar.
As a conclusion both butters are great for health and for heart disease or cholesterol level. Matter in fact there are many studies show that people who consume peanut or almond butter on reagular bases likly to have better health and lower heart disease risk factors. Also the study says that women who ate peanut butter more than five times a week had lower rates of type 2 diabetes.
The key is moderation, LOVE YOUR BUTTER and make healthier choices!!!!!!!!!