How to Lose Weight by Eating Peanut Butter

Lose weight with peanut butter

Peanut butter is enjoyed by all except those with allergies to peanuts. Because peanut butter tastes so good, it is the mistaken assumption that it isn’t really good for you. The facts are in and peanut butter is not only good for you but it can help you loose weight.

Yes, peanut butter can help you lose weight. Imagine dropping those extra stubborn pounds with the help of peanut butter? Like dark chocolate which is good for your health as well, peanut butter falls into the category of good for you but high in calories. This does not mean that you throw the baby out with the bath water. No you don’t. That would be like not using any of the good oils because oil is fat.

The key to using peanut butter as a weight loss aid is being smart about how much peanut butter you eat and the kind of peanut butter you eat. Read the ingredients carefully. You are probably saying “what ingredients” If you haven’t done so yet you will be surprised to find that while peanut butter in itself is good for you, the added ingredients may not be. Avoid peanut butter that has sugar, other oils, and salt added.

We already know that peanuts are high in calories and good fats so there is no need to eat peanut butter that is laced with other high calorie, high fat ingredients that may not be of the healthy kind. Choose organic or pure peanut butter, this way you are only getting the good fats and nutrients you need. Also you remember the saying, “too much of a good thing”, which can apply even to health foods when taken in abundance.

What are the weight loss benefits of peanut butter? Research has confirmed that peanut butter can people who eat a diet high in monounsaturated fats of which peanut butter is an excellent source, they are more likely to lose weight a not regain the weight than those who follow a lower fat diet. Studies have also confirmed that those who eat peanut butter or a diet high in monounsaturated fats had less belly fat than those who did not.

While the fat busting benefits of peanut butter should be enough for those wanting to lose the weight, there are other health benefits to consider. monounsaturated fat is good for your heart health. Studies show that peanut butter can reduce your risk of diabetes and heart disease. Peanut butter is loaded with potassium and magnesium which maintain the health of your muscles and bones. For an healthy boost to your immune system, peanut butter has that too in the form of vitamin B6. And to stop those free radicals in their tracts, you guessed it, peanut butter has vitamin B, that powerhouse antioxidant.

So the next time anyone tells you that peanut butter is high in calories and fat, you can show them what it has done for your body.

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Sueswan 3 years ago

Hi Joan,

Great information. I recently bought some organic peanut butter. I didn't bother to check the ingredients because it was organic but soon as I tasted it I knew that there was salt in it. I will not buy that brand again.

Voted up and interesting

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Joan King 3 years ago Author

Hmm... maybe the salt was organic? Thanks for reading.

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