Why You Should Choose Natural Almond Butter Over Processed Nut Butters: Part 1

Why You Should Choose Natural Almond Butter Over Processed Nut Butters: Part 1

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.

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Health Benefits of All-Natural Almond Butter: Part 2

Health Benefits of All-Natural Almond Butter: Part 2

If you’ve been keeping up with my blog, you already know how avoid “natural” products that don’t really contain wholesome, organic, gluten-free ingredients, and how all-natural almond butter lowers cholesterol, leading to unclogged arteries and a healthier heart. The health benefits of all-natural almond butter go much further than that, so here are a few more reasons why it’s so good for you.

Health Benefits

Great Source of Vitamins

In addition to vitamin E, which works with the antioxidative properties of almonds to reduce artery inflammation and lower the risk of heart disease, all-natural almond butter also contains high amounts of magnesium and potassium. Both of these elements are essential for good heart health, as they assist with nutrient flow and facilitate healthy blood pressure. Other essential minerals like manganese, copper and vitamin B2 are also prevalent in all-natural almond butter and contribute to high energy levels.

If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to sugar-packed coffee and energy drinks, a handful of almonds or a spread of all-natural almond butter on your morning toast is a great way to kick-start your morning with natural energy and essential vitamins. It’s a win-win!

 

 

Natural Weight Loss

Despite being high in calories, almonds and all-natural almond butter are full of protein, fiber, and other essential nutrients that will satisfy your sweet tooth while also filling you up. Many people who want to lose weight incorporate almond butter into their diets as a way of reducing hunger and overall calorie intake. There’s no better way to naturally lose weight than by making healthy dietary adjustments and exercising, so use all-natural almond butter to fuel you up before your next run!

Brain Food

Like many nuts, almonds are recognized as one of the best foods for optimal brain function. Believe it or not, almonds are high in riboflavin and L-carnitine, which are linked to healthy neurological activity and reduction of inflammation in the brain that leads to dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and other disorders. Young and elderly people alike should incorporate almonds into their diets for healthy brain functioning, whether that means preparing for an important exam or mitigating the effects of a neurological disease.

Healthy Blood Sugar

In this day and age, sugar-packed, processed foods make up many shelves in the supermarket. If you’re craving a handful of salty nuts or any kind of nut butter, keep your blood sugar level in mind and reach for an all-natural nut butter instead. Remember those monounsaturated fatty acids I mentioned in the last blog post? In addition to reducing cholesterol, they also slow the rate at which your body releases sugar into the bloodstream, which results in healthy blood sugar and insulin hormone levels. Because of this, organic raw almond butter can help prevent diabetes and other sugar-caused conditions like obesity.

Stay tuned for more health benefits of all-natural almond butter and try mine today! Or, if you prefer peanuts, cashews, or sunflower seeds, check out the other all-natural nut butters I make with wholesome ingredients. Not only is eating healthy good for your body, but it can also taste amazing!

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Health Benefits of All-Natural Almond Butter: Part 1

Health Benefits of All-Natural Almond Butter: Part 1

Welcome to Betsy’s blog! Here, I will share everything there is to know about all-natural nut butters, including their health benefits and ways to incorporate them into your daily diet for optimal nutrition. I am a firm advocate for healthy food that is also delicious, so read on for what “all-natural” really means and five health benefits that come with my tasty all-natural almond butter.

What Is All-Natural Almond Butter?

Almond butter has gained popularity in the last few years, perhaps due to emerging health trends like veganism and gluten-free lifestyles. While these people tend to be very conscious about what’s on the label of their groceries, some fall into marketing traps when they buy “natural” products that aren’t truly made with all-natural ingredients. It’s unfortunate that the word “natural” is often used as a blanket term that lacks meaning, but that doesn’t mean that all-natural nut butters don’t exist.

Here in my kitchen, I only use wholesome ingredients in my all-natural almond butter, including almonds, cinnamon, chia seeds, Himalayan pink salt, honey, sunflower oil, and demerara sugar. I am proud to call my nut butters all-natural because they are all organic, GMO-free, and contain nothing but natural ingredients that provide your body with the nutrients it needs, while also satisfying your sweet tooth. When choosing a nut butter at the grocery store, be sure to check the label for any ingredients that are masked by a “natural” claim or play it safe and choose Betsy’s Best all-natural almond butter!

 

 

Health Benefits

Cholesterol Reduction

Nuts are known for their fatty acids, which can sound unhealthy if you don’t know the difference between saturated and unsaturated fatty acids. Unsaturated fatty acids are natural and are an important part of any healthy diet. Almonds are considered one of the healthiest nuts due to their high monounsaturated fatty acid content and low-to-none saturated fatty acids, which helps reduce the likelihood of high cholesterol by replacing other “bad” fats found in dairy, meat, and junk food. In fact, organic raw almond butter provides powerful antioxidants that help eliminate harmful free radicals and support heart health. Specifically, these antioxidants work together with vitamin E to reduce artery inflammation and help clear the arteries, leading to healthy cholesterol levels and reduced risk of heart disease.

Curious about more health benefits of my all-natural almond butter? Read on to the next blog post or try some for yourself today!

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