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The power of nut butters - Their various health benefits and types

Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by: Yanjun
Tags: nut butters, health benefits, nutrient-rich foods

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(NaturalNews) Nuts are an incredibly rich source of nutrients and minerals and are easy to incorporate into your diet - provided that you do not suffer from any allergies. Not only are they easily available, but they are also fast-acting, and only a handful a day can produce significant changes in both physical and mental health. Nuts contain a number of proteins that can instantly boost metabolism, health and immunity. In fact, nuts do not even need to be consumed whole. Incorporating them into the diet as pastes, seeds or oils can also help provide their benefits.

Why should nut butters be used over nuts?

While nuts in their natural form are also an excellent form of nutrition, the fact is that they can be difficult to consume on a daily basis. By using spreads in the form of butters, they are easily added into your existing routine. Furthermore, when used a spread, all the rich nutrients, proteins and fibers can be benefited from in one condensed form. So, at the same time that you receive the nutritional benefits, the health benefits such as improved nerve function, balanced digestion, active hormone levels and increased cell resistance can also be received.

Will using excessive nut butters result in weight gain?

Although nuts are infamous for resulting in weight gain, the fact of the matter is that this is only a myth; nuts can also help boost weight loss by increasing metabolic activities. However, care must be taken to consume nut butter in its raw form, without the addition of oils, sugars or salt, as is generally done. Natural oils from the nuts should not be removed and, in fact, should be mixed in, as that is from where the butter gets not only its consistency but also its nutrients.

Which nut butter is right for me?

There are a number of different nut butters that can be used for nutritional benefit, depending on which benefit is most essential. Almond butter for example is ideal for diabetic patients, as it helps balance sugar levels and insulin. Butters can also be mixed to provide a greater boost of energy and nutrients.

Dealing with nut allergies

If one is allergic to nuts, that does not mean they cannot benefit from the same advantages. Seeds can often be used as successful substitutes: for example, sunflower seeds or tahini seeds. These seeds contain substantial mineral, nutrient, fiber and protein content, as well as being significant sources of energy.

All in all, nuts are an incredibly rich and diverse food. Their numerous benefits make them the ideal food to incorporate into your diet. They are highly delicious, and a little bit goes a long away. A few days of using nuts result in significant changes in health, both physically and mentally.

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