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.
- 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.