“Seeds and nuts are indispensable for cardiovascular health. The protective properties of nuts against coronary heart disease were first recognized in the early 1990s, and a strong body of literature has followed, confirming these original findings.” — Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
If you’re looking for a healthy snack that is both delicious and nutritious, there’s no better option than all-natural nut butter. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, or are simply aiming to live a more balanced lifestyle, implementing nut butters into your dietary routine is the perfect way to eat healthy while enjoying flavor profiles that are sure to awaken your taste buds.
Nut butters taste great, are packed full of key nutrients, and are highly versatile. If you’re on the hunt for a snack that both you and your body will love, here are four reasons to consider adding nut butters to your daily diet.
1. Nut butters are incredibly delicious
Nut butter as a snack is hard to beat because it is both healthy and just plain tasty. Packed with interesting and delicious ingredients like cinnamon, coconut, or the savory taste of cardamom, Betsy’s Best is sure to satisfy any craving. With these signature flavor profiles that are both sophisticated and seriously yummy, the options to create a truly “nutrageous” experience are nearly endless!
Anyone can add traditional nut butter to recipes in order to achieve a certain thickness or to obtain key nutrients, but with Betsy’s Best, you will instantly fall in love with each butter’s bold, unique flavor that is fantastic in all kinds of recipes. From smoothies to healthy baked goods, be sure to check out these fabulous recipes.
2. Nut butters are the perfect way to obtain key nutrients
Nut butters are jam-packed with key vitamins and minerals which support your physical and mental health. This is particularly true when you consume a range of nut butters, as they will each offer unique beneficial properties. For example, almond butter will help support heart health and weight maintenance, while a cashew butter supports both your cardiovascular and eye health.
Depending on the type of nut butter you consume, you will benefit from a wide range of nutrients. For example, almond is particularly high in calcium, copper, and vitamin E — as well as healthy fats, amino acids, and fiber. While cashew butter is also high in copper and heart-healthy fats, it also offers high concentrations of phosphorus, zinc, and magnesium.
Once you throw other health-boosting ingredients into the mix, such as chia seeds and coconut, you enhance key benefits. Regardless of the nut butter you choose, you will obtain a rich source of fiber, protein, and healthy fats — along with various vitamins and minerals.
3. They’re the perfect health-boosting treat for vegans and vegetarians
It is often said that if you’re vegan or vegetarian, you’ll be protein deficient. Although there is some truth to this statement, this is only the case for those who don’t eat a well-planned, vegan or vegetarian diet. There is more than enough protein in various plant-based foods, especially in nuts and seeds!
In just two tablespoons of Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Almond Butter, you will consume 4 grams of protein — not to mention 8 percent of your DV of iron. For those who love peanut butter, Betsy’s Best Cinnamon Peanut Butter offers a whopping 6 grams of protein in every serving (two tablespoons). If you are a honey-free vegan, Betsy’s Best Cardamom Cashew Butter is a savory option you’ll love.
4. Nut butters support an active, balanced lifestyle
Nut butters are the perfect addition to any balanced diet. This is particularly the case for those of you who are active, as nut butter supports the unique needs of athletes.
For example, beloved peanut butter is one of the highest sources of protein, making it the perfect post-workout snack. This healthy source of fuel will help you achieve each milestone while supporting your muscles. After all, protein is essential for building a repairing muscle.
Like any product, especially those related to food and nutrition, quality matters. You’ll want to consume nut butters that are made with wholesome ingredients that boost the taste and health-boosting properties of the butter itself. Some of the main variables you should consider include:
- Low in sugar
- Chemical and preservative-free
Whether you are a foodie, athlete, or would simply like to improve your health and overall eating habits, nut butters are the perfect addition to your diet. Best of all, Betsy’s Best nut butters taste amazing — so you’ll never feel as though you’re eating a bland “health” food.
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