Our bodies require healthy oils, acids, and monounsaturated fats as part of a nutritional diet. In fact, many weight-loss programs emphasize the importance of consuming foods that are chock-full of them as a healthy and filling alternative to processed foods. Luckily, grabbing a handful of mixed nuts on your way out the door or spreading a healthy nut butter on your morning toast are both effective and tasty ways to make sure your body is getting these healthy staples on a regular basis.
We are lucky to live in a time where integrating healthy oils, acids, and fats into our diets isn’t a particularly difficult task — that is, unless you give into your sweet tooth cravings and reach for a processed product instead of a healthy nut butter. With so many nut butters lining supermarket shelves these days, it can be difficult to discern which nut butters are actually healthy and why you should choose those over cheap big-name brands that load their products with saturated fats, sugars, and other unhealthy ingredients.
In essence, it all comes down to prioritizing your health and making good decisions to support it, which is a practice that takes time and effort. I am a firm believer that anyone can reach their health goals if they eat the right foods, so here are a few reasons why you should choose an all-natural almond butter over Nutella, Skippy, Peter Pan, and other processed nut butters.
All-Natural Almond Butter Is Healthier
While this may seem obvious, many people who decide to make the switch from big-name nut butters to organic, raw almond butter do so because they are in the process of adjusting to healthier eating habits. Many dieters and those using specific weight loss programs start by making micro-adjustments to their overall diets by seeking out healthy alternatives that still satisfy their cravings. Fortunately, healthy almond butter is both tasty and full of many nutrients your body relies on to shred fat and boost heart health.
Unlike processed nut butters that have high levels of sugar, sodium, and saturated fat, all-natural almond butter contains an incredible amount of essential vitamins and nutrients like Vitamin E, manganese, copper, vitamin B2, antioxidants, and monounsaturated fatty acids. Almonds are known for reducing cholesterol, as the “good” fat, Vitamin E, and antioxidants work together to help clear the arteries, reducing the risk of heart disease and maintaining normal blood sugar levels. Not only does healthy almond butter promote heart health, but it is also a great source of brain food and energy. Like other kinds of nuts, almonds are a great source of protein and fiber, which naturally fill you up, aid in digestion, and give you a natural source of energy that is far healthier than sugary snacks and caffeinated drinks.
Aside from natural almond butter being far healthier than processed nut butters, there are many other reasons to make the switch. Stay tuned for my next blog post, where I will discuss why organic raw almond butter tastes better, is worth the slight increase in price, and more. In the meantime, get a head start on your new healthy lifestyle by abandoning those big-name nut butters and see for yourself why all-natural almond butter is a much better choice!
Try Betsy’s Best All-Natural Almond Butter
I started making my own natural nut butters because I wanted to provide myself and those I love with tasty spreads that are also heart-healthy and guilt-free. In addition to the vitamins and minerals that almonds naturally provide, I add other wholesome ingredients to my all-natural almond butter, including cinnamon, chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt, honey, sunflower oil, and demerara sugar. I am proud to only use organic, gluten-free, and non-GMO ingredients in my natural almond butter, so you can rest assured knowing that it is truly healthy.
Whether you are starting a weight-loss program or simply want to adjust your lifestyle with healthier eating habits, trade out your big-name processed nut butters for Betsy’s Best natural nut butters. You can find my all-natural almond butter at many local supermarkets, or you can order it online right here today! You’ll be surprised at just how much healthier, energized, and full you’ll feel with all-natural almond butter as your go-to for something sweet.