Health Benefits of Adding Peanut Butter to Smoothies

by Best Smoothie Maker Admin on

Peanut butter is a favorite ingredient for most smoothie lovers and for a good reason too. Peanut butter contain all the healthy nutrients that you find in peanuts and the good thing is that it is already processed and easy to work with so you have nothing to worry about if your smoothie blender is not as powerful or cannot grind whole peanuts. Below are some of the health benefits that you can expect when you add peanut butter to your smoothie.

  1. Mono-unsaturated fats that are great for the heart.

Peanut butter is packed with unsaturated fats and if numerous studies on the effect of mono-unsaturated fats on the heart are anything to go by, your heart will thank you for including peanut butter in your smoothie. Mono- unsaturated fats have been found to reduce the risk for cardiovascular diseases by more than 20% and generally promote heart health. While these healthy fats have made many people shun peanut butter especially when trying to lose weight, the truth is peanuts and other healthy nuts have been found to aid in weight loss probably due to the fact that these nuts are filling and keep off hunger pangs that may force you to reach for that unhealthy snack packed with empty calories.

  1. Peanut butter is rich in anti-oxidants and nutrients.

Peanuts and peanut butter are rich in antioxidants that work to help the body fight free radicals and ensure general body health. Other notable nutrients that peanut butter contains include niacin, vitamin e and folic acid. All these nutrients are important and help the body fight common ailments such as cancer, Alzheimer’s and stroke.

  1. Packed with protein.

Peanut butter contains high amounts of proteins that are an integral part of any healthy diet. Including peanut butter when making your smoothie therefore ensures that you get a good percentage of the proteins your body requires every day to perform optimally and keep all body cells healthy. These are some of the main health benefits of adding peanut butter to your smoothie. Of course there are other benefits such as the awesome peanut butter flavor and great texture that comes with adding peanut butter in your smoothies. All in all peanut butter is both yummy and healthy and should always be one of the things you put in your smoothie blender whenever you are in the mood for a filling, delicious and healthy drink.

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