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7 Super Reasons to Love Almond Butter

7 Super Reasons to Love Almond Butter

What is almond butter? Itís just almonds, blended in a food processor. Add a little honey and sea salt for taste, and you have a spoonful of heaven, thatís also really good for you!

In my opinion, the greatest reason to love almond butter is the way it makes your taste buds feel! You can make it as creamy or crunchy as you like, but regardless of texture, it is absolutely delicious.† Brush it on carrot or apple slices, †spread it on wholewheat toast, or just pop a spoonful into your mouth…itís a treat!

Among nuts, almonds are the most nutritionally dense. This means that for every calorie you consume, you get more vitamins and minerals than from any other nut. Move over, peanut butter!

One tablespoon of almond butter contains as much protein as you get from the same quantity of meat. It is also an excellent source of fiber, which helps digestion and nourishes tissues.

Just one teaspoon of almond butter contains more than 25% of your daily requirement of Vitamin E, which protects you from oxidative damage.

You can get more omega 3 fatty acids, essential for maintaining metabolic and heart health, from almond butter than from peanut butter.

Are you at risk of diabetes? Almond butter maintains blood sugar, thereby reducing your risk of getting diabetes.

Almonds are known to reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and control blood pressure.

Useful Tips:

  • Roasted almond butter does taste fabulous, but to get the maximum health benefits from this butter, use raw almonds.
  • Make your own almond butter at home. It is super-easy, and much better for your health. Make it in small quantities to make sure it stays fresh. I make it with 1 cup of almonds at a time.
  • Add a little cinnamon or vanilla to your almond butter for extra flavor!
  • Store almond butter in a glass jar in the fridge to maintain freshness.

 

 

 

 

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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8:01PM PST on Nov 29, 2013

yum! ty

10:42PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

GGMA SHEILA: Most peanut butter on the market today is "expensive" and is "total crap" which is why we switched to "almond butter". I think that you will find that the cost of making your own "almond" butter, is pretty darn close to the cost of the various brands of almond butter on the market today, if not cheaper. Even more so when you factor in the quality and freshness of your product. Don and I CAN! :-))

2:25PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Yes, it's yummy, but is also a bit expensive for those of us on a very strict budget. Even making it yourself isn't that cheap, at least if you're adding honey to it.

11:13PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Home made almond butter is to die for my friends. Delicious, fresh and with no add ins. I keep a supply of almonds on hand and I make it in my VitaMix as needed. Hadn't thought about cinnamon or vanilla until now. Don and I CAN! :-))

8:13AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

I love almond butter!its so delicious !

4:19AM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

I just picked some up from the Farmer's Market.

12:25AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

I don't think I ever taste it, but I will...

2:17AM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

thanks

2:13AM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

TY.

10:58PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Almond butter has become my nut butter, of choice.

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