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Peanut Butter: Good or Bad for Weight Loss?

Peanut butter is one of the most popular spreads among adults and children alike. Although delicious, many people are concerned about its high caloric value.

2 tablespoons (32 gms) of peanut butter contains 191 calories and 16 gms of total fat.

Many people consider consuming peanut butter as bad since it’s high caloric contents can add onto their body weight.

But how does one gain weight?

If you intake more calories than you burn, you are likely to put on weight. So, if you intake it in moderate quantity, you aren’t likely to gain weight. Doing exercise or physical activities alongside can help burn excess calories.

But why should one consume Peanut butter?

Peanut butter isn’t just loaded with calories, but also many rich nutrients. It contains protein, fiber, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, vitamin E, and B vitamins.
In fact, peanut butter is found to assist in weight loss.

But how does it help with weight loss?

Nut butter is filling. Taking 3 tablespoons of butter satisfies your appetite for than a more caloric breakfast. This is because it contains high fiber and protein.
It also helps keep blood sugar level in control, which in turn may help with lowering appetite.

Nut butter also helps preserve your muscle mass.
Since it is rich in protein, it helps with preserving muscle mass, found some studies. Preserving muscle mass becomes important as it is not just required to maintain  the strength but also metabolism of the body, which again helps weight loss.

How to add peanut butter in diet?

Peanut butter literally goes well with anything and everything. You can use it as spread on bread,toasts, apple or other fruit slices and even muffins.

All you need to ensure is the portion size, to not let the caloric intake lead. Ideally, you can consume 1-2 tablespoons every day. If you wish to add more of it, compensate with other caloric food and increase your workout duration.

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