5 Benefits of Almond Butter
Rich in protein, full of monounsaturated (the good kind!) fats, and high in essential vitamins and minerals, it’s not surprising that almond butter is fast becoming everyone’s favourite substitute to regular nut butters. Nutriseed’s Almond Butter , for example, is finding its way to more and more kitchens for its delicious taste, luscious texture and numerous health benefits.
A Look at Almonds
Almonds have always been a delectable treat to eat on its own because they’re delicious and highly nutritious. They are high in copper, vitamin B2 or riboflavin and phosphorous among many others. Almonds are also high in phytic acid which binds itself to certain chemicals and toxins to prevent them from being absorbed by the body.
Why Almond Butter?
Almond butter is made by grinding up the almonds and the natural oils extracted. Then, a creamy (or crunchy, if you like) butter is created.
Although it’s high up there in the scale of all things delicious, almond butter contains low amounts of salt and oil compared to other nut butters. Almond butter is also filled to the brim with health-giving nutrients, thanks to its base ingredient, almonds.
It's perfect for your smoothies, healthy bakes and can also be a great breakfast treat.
Here are five ways your body will benefit from almond butter:
1. More Protein for More Fuel
Your body gets to enjoy the benefits of 7 grams of protein per 2 tablespoons of almond butter. Protein is essential to bone-building, muscle-toning, tissue regeneration and repair. Our hair and nails are also made with protein so we need lots of it.
Also, the protein along with the vitamin B in almond butter serve as fuel to energise the body to keep you going for longer. This makes almond butter perfect for your training sessions, practices and workouts.
2. Help in Weight Management
The good amount of healthy fats and fibre in almond butter can help make you feel full for longer. It helps curb the appetite and keeps you going from one meal to the next without the need for a treat in between. This is helpful if you’re spacing your meals and monitoring your food intake to manage or lose weight.
3. Heart Healthy
Almonds, the primary building block for almond butter, has been proven to do the heart a lot of good. Studies have shown that the good fats in the almonds can aid in lowering the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood.
4. Increased Insulin Sensitivity
Research has found that a diet that’s rich in almonds can help increase insulin sensitivity. This helps to maintain regular sugar levels.
5. Improved Cognitive Health
Almonds have also been found to be rich in L-carnitine, a base for building the chemical messengers in the brain. This, along with the riboflavin in almonds and almond butter help improve the mood, memory and brain function.
You see, almond butter is more than just an alternative to roasted or regular nut butters. It also comes with an impressive nutritional profile, showing that it has a lot of good benefits to offer health-wise. Purchase a tub of your own today and give it a try. You’ll be more nourished but more importantly, you’ll be healthier for it.
Here are two recipes from Nutriseed where the Nutriseed Almond Butter is used to get you started: