Peanut butter is a food paste or spread made from ground dry-roasted peanuts. It often contains additional
ingredients that modify the taste or texture, such as salt, sweeteners, or emulsifiers. Peanut butter is popular
in many countries.
1. Suppresses Hunger For Weight Loss
Eating peanuts and peanut butter helps control hunger without leading to weight gain.
2. Lowers Colon Cancer
Eating peanuts and peanut butter may reduce colon cancer in women.
3. Your Heart Loves Peanuts
Studies found peanuts lowered the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease.
4. Helps Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Impairment
A study found that those getting the most niacin from foods were 70 percent less likely to develop
Alzheimer’s disease. Peanuts are one of the foods highest in niacin.
5. High in Valuable Nutrition
Peanut butter has protein as well as potassium — which lowers the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and
heart disease. It also contains fiber for your bowel health, healthy fats, magnesium to fortify your bones and
muscles, Vitamin E and antioxidants.
6. Prevent Gallstones
In two studies, individuals eating five or more servings of nuts per week had a 25 percent to 30 percent lower
risk of getting gallstones compared to those who rarely or never ate nuts. Although peanuts are technically
classified as a legume, they were considered nuts for these experiments, so peanuts are actually the most
commonly consumed ‘nut’ in the world.
7. Full of Healthy Fat
All of the fat in peanut butter is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. A study found that insulin-resistant
adults who ate a diet high in mono-saturated fat had less belly fat than people who ate more carbohydrates
or saturated fat.
8. Lowers Type 2 Diabetes
Eating peanuts can reduce the risk of diabetes according to a study published in the Journal of the American
by: Khaty Omar