Welcome back to my blog! If you read the first part of this blog series, you are well-informed about how much healthier all-natural almond butter is than big-name, processed nut butters. As it turns out, healthy almond butter not only provides your body with an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats, but it also tastes even better than those that are chock-full of sugar and sodium. You might be thinking to yourself: “Can something healthy really taste better than sweets?” or “Is it really worth spending the extra money?” Trust me, it is. And if you don’t believe me, let’s look at the facts!
All-Natural Almond Butter Tastes Better
I’ll be the first one to admit that I crave sweets and salty snacks sometimes, but that doesn’t mean I feel the need to resort to processed foods in order to satisfy my cravings. We all love the sweet and savory taste of our favorite nut butters, but the fact is that many non-natural products are packed with unhealthy, dehydrating ingredients that will make you instantly regret your decision. In my opinion, there is nothing that can ruin the taste of a nut butter than an excessive dose of sodium and sugar that overpowers the deliciously natural taste of real nuts.
Next time you’re craving the comfort of a processed nut butter, take a step back and consider whether you are craving sodium, sugar, or actual nuts. Many people who like the taste of unhealthy nut butters actually favor the taste of the nut itself mixed with other wholesome ingredients even more, but do not realize it until they take a chance on a natural nut butter. Healthy almond butter, for example, combines the naturally sweet taste of organic almonds with other delicious natural flavors, such as honey, cinnamon, and chia seeds. By themselves, these ingredients contain nutritional value, and together, they create a tasty spread that is unparalleled by processed junk food.
Just ask anyone who has made the switch from processed to organic raw almond butter which one they like better, and most, if not all of them will tell you they much prefer naturally delicious flavors over excessive sodium and sugar. While choosing natural almond butter as an alternative to processed products can be difficult at first, your tastebuds will quickly acclimate to appreciate natural flavors that are healthy and come from the earth. Plus, there is no guilt associated with consuming appropriate serving sizes of all-natural almond butter, which will allow you to enjoy it even more!
It’s A Little More Pricey — Which Is A Good Thing
Many people who choose processed nut butters over natural alternatives do so partially because they cost less. Sometimes way less. While this may seem like a good thing to consumers, you get what you pay for when it comes to nut butters, and unfortunately, many people choose the cheap route. What these people don’t understand is that they are wasting money on products that have virtually no nutritional value and are full of unhealthy ingredients that are cheap to produce. That’s why junk food costs so much less than healthy meals nowadays; they are made with shortcuts that are good for your bank account but are incredibly detrimental to your health and well-being.
Unlike sodium, sugar, and saturated fat, wholesome ingredients are valuable for your health and are well-worth your money. I’m not saying that there aren’t any nut butter brands out there that misuse the word “natural” as justification for upping their prices, but for the most part, a higher price indicates better ingredients. That being said, it’s best to check the nutrition label of nut butters that claim to be natural so you can see what you’re really paying for and determine whether it’s worth it to spend the extra few dollars. If you see things like raw almonds, chia seeds, organic honey, or pink Himalayan salt on the label of an almond butter, for example, you can bet that your money is being put to good use. Truly organic, gluten-free, non-GMO almond butters will indefinitely cost more than processed ones, and rightfully so.
Next time you find yourself standing in the peanut butter aisle of the supermarket and are tempted to save money by adding a processed nut butter to your cart, step back and think about it. If money is an issue for you, why would you fill your body with junk that ultimately puts your heart and entire body at risk of developing expensive health issues down the road? I know this sounds like an exaggeration, but it really isn’t because people who perpetually consume cheap, unhealthy foods for the sake of saving money put themselves at a far greater risk of heart disease, obesity, stroke, and other life-threatening health conditions.
Choose Betsy’s Best All-Natural Almond Butter
All things said and done, any shift away from processed nut butters is worth the extra effort, even if that means taking baby steps until you truly come to appreciate all-natural, organic flavors. Trust me when I say that your body, taste buds, and wallet will thank you when you stop wasting money on processed nut butters that do nothing but give you a false sense of health. If you’re ready to make the switch to a healthy lifestyle fueled by all-natural nut butters and other nutritionally-rich foods, try Betsy’s Best almond butter today! I would be honored to help you get your health on track with my deliciously healthy nut butters.