Everyone loves peanut butter, from children to adults, because of its versatility and perfection. National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day is a day to celebrate this superfood item with many benefits.
Peanut butter is made by grounding roasted peanuts into a thick paste. The peanut butter can be crunchy and smooth; no other food item can beat its versatility. You can enjoy Peanut butter with whole grain toast in the breakfast and also use it as a dip for that extra punch of protein with your meal in the lunch. Of course, sugar-free peanut butter is more recommended regarding health.
We will discuss the health benefits and ways to celebrate this amazingly healthy superfood item in the information below.
Health Benefits of Peanut Butter
There are many health benefits of this tasty food item. It provides ample protein and other vital vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, phosphorous, and zin. If you consume peanut butter in moderation and follow a balanced diet and exercise routine, you will see its health benefits. Some of the key benefits are -
1. Helps in Weight Loss
Peanut butter has high protein content and also helps you satiate well. The high fiber and protein content makes you feel full for a longer time, thus helping in weight loss.
2. Lower the Risk of Heart Disease
The healthy fat content of peanut butter (unsaturated fats) is almost similar to olive oil making it a healthy option for the heart. Research shows that six months of taking peanut butter in moderation can help improve lipid profiles and enhance an individual's cardiovascular health.
3. Assists in managing Blood Sugar Levels
Peanut butter with no added sugars does not impact blood sugar levels. The carbohydrate component of the peanut butter itself is low and thus makes it safe for people with diabetes.
4. Reduces the Risk of Breast Cancer
Peanut butter is proven to have anti-carcinogenic benefits as well. The antioxidants present in it helps reduce the risk, including breast cancer.
How can we celebrate Peanut Butter Day?
Host a peanut butter party with your friends. Each one of you makes some dish having peanut butter (maybe a slice of toast with peanut butter and banana, or peanut butter cookies) and brings it to the party. With this, each one of you will have the chance to enjoy a wide range of delicacies featuring peanut butter.
Bring a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter with jellies of your choice. Make some peanut butter jelly sandwiches for your colleagues and celebrate the peanut butter party at lunch in the office.
Did you know Elvis Presley was a peanut butter lover? So host a musical party with the king’s hit numbers and shake your leg to his ultimate dance numbers.
Word of caution
Since peanut butter is high in calories and saturated fat content, excess consumption may negatively impact health. Peanuts have an allergen component, so it is better to have your food allergy test before incorporating it into your diet.
So we hope you now enjoy the National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day by keeping all the benefits and the potential risks of overconsumption in mind.