Peanut butter is a protein-packed spread popular around the world. It’s made of roasted ground peanuts which are then blended into a thick paste.
Peanut butter is also a good source of copper, a mineral that helps maintain our bone health, immune function, and blood vessels. Some research suggests that getting enough copper in your diet may reduce your risk for osteoporosis and heart disease.
One study showed that eating peanuts every day can decrease the overall risk of death by up to 21% – and reduces the occurrence of heart disease by 38%.
However, peanuts are high in calories and, while they contain “good fats,” too much can be a bad thing. Moderate your intake to avoid unwanted weight gain or health problems caused by excessive fat intake.
Peanut Butters are not only nutritious but highly versatile as well. You can enjoy them with bread as spreads, add them to smoothies as a natural sweetener, pair them with fresh fruits and use it as a baking ingredient too!