Natural peanut butter is definitely a ‘fitness-friendly’ food. Despite its high fat content – most of which is the ‘healthy’ kind – recent studies show that as a part of a healthy eating plan both peanuts and peanut butter are good for your heart, and are effective fat loss tools.
Natural peanut butter is hailed as a ‘fitness friendly-food’. In spite of having a considerable amount of fat content, it is ‘healthy’, as more than 80% of the fat comprises of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Both of them are effective in lowering the cholesterol levels. So it is not only great for the heart but when made a part of a healthy plan peanut butter can effectively result in fat loss.
Contrary to the popular belief, Vitamin E does not get eliminated during the processing of the peanuts. Only about 5% of the vitamin E content gets compromised. The butter’s natural oil protects the essential antioxidant vitamin during storage too. Regular intake of natural peanut butter under the supervision of a fitness trainer increases the folate, magnesium and soluble fiber and lowers the triglyceride levels.
When one is practicing fat loss regimens and is on a reduced calorie diet, peanut butter can be a part of acceptable ‘fitness-snack’. The reason being:
1.Your body obtains the healthy fat from a serving size quantity of peanut butter which provides the necessary energy required for your working out sessions.
2.Peanut butter has a high ‘satiety value’. This means that after consuming it, you have a lesser desire to have other foods.
3.Peanut butter also increases the resting metabolic rate of your body.
4.According to research studies, about 15 to 20% of the calories that are a natural part of the peanut butter may be well left unabsorbed by the body.
Going by the advice of a fitness trainer, a two table-spoon serving of peanut butter should be the ideal portion size for an active adult, since nut-butter is usually very nutrient dense. Peanut butter is also devoid of the dangerous trans-fatty acids. If the peanut butter belongs to an organic brand, it further minimizes the intake of harmful chemical toxins.
Try also to alternate between cashew and almond butters for variety. They each have a unique flavor and can help prevent the boredom that typically sets in with the same type of nut butter all the time.
Try this tip and you’ll be amazed!