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Healthy Eating: Nut Butters

  By posted May 15th 2014
Healthy Living

 

nut butter

 

Most nut butters are rich in healthy monounsaturated fats and can stabilise blood-sugar levels and improve cholesterol and triglycerides, which may reduce the risk of type-2 diabetes and heart diseases. They also contain high amounts of fibre, magnesium, potassium, and vitamin B6.

Let us look at some of the popular kinds of nut butters.

Peanut: Are full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and is a great source of antioxidants, vitamin E, folate, and protein.

Almond:
Is a nutritional powerhouse and can lower cholesterol and reduce diabetes. Besides, it is packed with vitamin E and can also help one loose weight.

Hazelnut: Contains fibre, vitamin B, and magnesium. It also contains one of the lowest amounts of saturated fat.

Cashew:
Can prevent weight gain, gallstones and keep bones healthy. It also loaded with phosphorus, zinc and copper.



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