You might think that eating peanut butter, which contains 180-210 calories per serving, is no way to lose belly fat and that it has cannot be part of a weight loss diet. Surprisingly, it turns out that it is one of the healthiest foods around with the added advantage that for many of us it is also a comfort food. One serving of will give you 8 grams of protein and 2 grams of fibre which will fill you up and keep you feeling full for longer than any ‘diet’ treat.
Peanut butter also has 3 mg of vitamin E, a valuable antioxidant vitamin and 0.17 mg of vitamin B6 to boost your immunity. Its 49 mg of magnesium helps to build bones and its 208 mg of potassium is good for your muscles.
Unfortunately it is not possible to target fat loss to any specific part of your body, in order to lose belly fat you also have to lose body fat. However the advantage of of including peanut butter in your diet is that it is full of heart-healthy mono unsaturated fat, and adults who eat a diet high in mono unsaturated fat have less belly fat than those who eat more carbohydrates or saturated fat.
In addition to reducing belly fat, research has shown that eating nuts, and this includes peanut butter, can reduce your risk of heart disease and other chronic conditions. One study published in Journal of the American Medical Association found that you can lower your risk of diabetes by almost 30 % if you eat one ounce of nuts for five days every week.
You should be aware of sodium and sugar content when choosing your peanut butter. Sodium content can range from 40 mg to 250 mg per two tablespoon serving. People on salt reduced diets should be aware that they do have to read labels rather than avoid this tasty treat altogether. Salt has also been shown to be a cause of hypertension and it is well that we all avoid it. Sugar content ranges from 1gm to 2gm in natural brands to double that in commercial brands. It is a question of taste, if you are having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich (on whole wheat bread we hope!) you can save calories by using a natural brand of peanut butter. As with all food, healthy and unhealthy, moderation is the key.
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