Nut Butter: A Healthy Start for Your Breakfast

Nuts are a great source of minerals and nutrients. One healthy way to start your day is to have nut butter incorporated in your breakfast diet. Nuts used in the form of spreads over bread, bun, or even roti are a healthy way to get all the nutritional benefits of nuts in one condensed form. 

There are various types of nut butter like as peanut butter, almond butter, walnut butter and cashew butter. The important benefits of nut butter are that they contain heart-healthy unsaturated fats, proteins, and fibers. However, the exact nutritional benefits come from the nutrition of the specific nut. Whether it is an almond, or a peanut, or a cashew nut, each has its own health strengths. Hence all nut butters are good for health and it is difficult to choose the healthiest nut butter. 

Various Types of Nut Butter

Nutrients of Nut Butter
As already mentioned, all nuts have almost same type of health benefits, although the nutrient contents may vary from one another. Almonds, peanuts, and cashew butters have almost same level of calories (94 to 98), proteins (3 to 4 grams) and total fats (8 to 9 grams) in a 1-tablespoon serving. Healthy fat in almond butter is the highest with 83%, followed by peanut butter (74%) and cashew butter (60%). Peanut butter has the least amount of minerals compared to almond and cashew butter. Nut butters also contain vitamin E which protects essential fats in your body. Walnut butter is the only type of butter that contains a good amount of the essential omega-3 fatty acid and alpha-linolenic acid. 

Health Benefits
Consuming nut butter on regular basis gives you a well-balanced digestion, an improved nerve function, active hormone levels, and increased cell resistance. Nuts provide unsaturated fats, which lower cholesterol and help fight inflammation. For a healthy heart, almond butter is the best. Almond butter is also good for diabetic patients as it controls the blood sugar levels. Nut butter also keeps your immunity healthy. Another advantage of consuming nut butter is that it helps in weight loss by increasing metabolic activities.
To get the maximum benefits from nut butter, consume nut butter in its raw form, without adding oils, sugar, or salt. To get the natural consistency and also the nutrients, do not remove the natural oils from the nuts.

All in all, nut butter is an ideal option to incorporate into your diet, especially in your breakfast. Enjoy your nut butter on a toast, on a sandwich, or on crackers. You can have it in oatmeal. Make an apple or pear smoothie and add a few dollops of nut butter. It’s delicious and healthy. Start your day with a healthy breakfast using nut butter. A few days of consumption will show great changes in your health, both physically as well as mentally.

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