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  • Peanut Butter – The Health Powerhouse

    Published on November 20, 2013

    Peanut Butter – Internationally acclaimed health food is not only loved by children but among consumers across all age groups. Peanut Butter is Peanut Butterhealthy, filling and dieters’ best friend. It has several health benefits including enviable combination of fibre and protein, which makes it filling, so you don’t end up eating junk food.

    The product is not just confined to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, but there is more that everyone should know.

    Science of Peanut Butter:

    1.       Peanut butter has high contents of monounsaturated fats, which can help reduce levels of bad cholesterol. It is also completely devoid of trans-fats and cholesterol

    2.       Peanut Butter has high levels of protein (25g/100g), contributing significantly to higher physical endurance and muscle development

    3.       It also has good contents of fibre (5g/100g); folates; and resveratrol, a component reputed to be anti-inflammatory and anti-carcinogenic

    4.       Peanut Butter is vitamin-packed with thiamin (vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2) niacin (vitamin B3) and vitamin E. It is also naturally mineral-rich in copper, magnesium, potassium and zinc

    5.       Peanut butter provides same benefits as derived from consuming nuts such as lowering risk for coronary heart diseases and diabetes

    Sharing her views on Peanut Butter, Dr. Swarupa Kakani, renowned nutritionist says, “Peanut Butter is a healthy option to meet your daily protein requirement. Additionally it is easily digestible, high in energy, good fats and nutrients without any downsides. I recommend peanut butter as a tasty and healthy alternative to people across all age groups for complete nutrition everyday”.

    Whether straight from the jar or in the form of peanut butter rolls or just a classic peanut butter and banana smoothie, you can use peanut butter in everything from tiffin to snacks and main courses.

    Quick Tips for Healthy School Snacking

    Have you ever thought of adding a spoonful of peanut butter to the veggie plate? Kids will love it and can make a snack themselves and with their friends.

    1.       Cut some vegetables of choice (e.g. peppers, celery, carrots, broccoli)

    2.       Have your child scoop out a spoonful of peanut butter and put it on a plate

    3.       Add some spices such as cinnamon or even pepper flakes and mix (some kids like it)

    4.       Dip and enjoy!

    Kids will take in more vegetables and build a habit of choosing healthy snacks, so dip it and don’t skip it!

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