10 Amazing Things That Happen When You Eat Peanut Butter
It can be smooth or crunchy. It can be combined with your favorite jelly jam or added to your favorite muffin recipe. It can transform any smoothie or fruit salad into a real masterpiece.
Ladies and gents, I give you (probably) one of the best combinations between good taste, texture and nutritional benefits out there: peanut butter!
Not only is this delicious treat extremely versatile, but it also gives you enough satiety and energy to start the day right.
In my previous post we found out 7 mistakes that even you might make with your peanut butter, so now we know how and where to use this delicious food correctly. If you still haven’t seen the post, check it out right here!
But why is peanut butter so satisfying after all? What makes us feel so good whenever we enjoy this treat?
Today, we’ll find out exactly what happens inside your body when you eat peanut butter. I’ll give you a little hint: there are a lot of changes going on!
You’ll reduce your risk of diabetes
Unfortunately, diabetes is one of the most prevalent health problems in our country right now. However, there’s plenty we can do to prevent type 2 diabetes and one of these solutions is already in our kitchen!
According to Miriam Jacobson, RD, multiple studies (such as this one) found that eating one ounce of nuts or one tablespoon of peanut butter (about half-serving) five days a week can reduce your long-term risk of diabetes by at least 20%.
You’ll get a boost of energy
Peanut butter is one of the best vegetarian sources of protein while also giving you a good amount of fiber. However, unlike processed snacks or foods, healthy peanut butter can also regulate your blood sugar levels.
Although protein snacks may seem like a better option, for instance, most of them are so loaded with sugar they’ll cause the most tiring sugar crash shortly after eating them.