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Should I Eat Almond Butter?

BENEFITS OF ALMONDS-   Almonds and cholesterol Almonds are high in fat, but it is unsaturated fat. This type of fat does not increase the risk of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol. In moderation, the American Heart Association (AHA) notes that unsaturated fats may improve a person’s blood cholesterol status. In addition, almonds contain no cholesterol. A study from 2005 suggests that consuming almonds may: increase vitamin E levels in the plasma and red blood cells lower overall cholesterol levels According to these researchers, vitamin E is an antioxidant that can help stop the oxidization process that causes cholesterol to clog the arteries. Further studies have found similar results. Authors of a 2018 review note that the nutrients in...

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Amazing Health Benefits Of Cashew Butter

Cashews are a kidney-shaped seed sourced from the cashew tree — a tropical tree native to Brazil but now cultivated in various warm climates across the world. Although commonly referred to as tree nuts and nutritionally comparable, cashews are really seeds. They’re rich in nutrients and beneficial plant compounds and make for an easy addition to many dishes. Like most nuts, cashews may also help improve your overall health. They’ve been linked to benefits like weight loss, improved blood sugar control, and a healthier heart.   Rich in nutrients Cashews are rich in a range of nutrients. One ounce (28 grams) of unsalted cashews provides you with around: Calories: 157 Protein: 5 grams Fat: 12 grams Carbs: 9 grams Fiber:...

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Why is peanut butter "healthy" if it has saturated fat?

The presence of saturated fat doesn't automatically kick a food into the "unhealthy" camp. Olive oil, wheat germ, and even tofu — all "healthy" foods — have some saturated fat. It's the whole package of nutrients, not just one or two, that determines how good a particular food is for health. Let's take a look at the peanut butter package. One serving (about 2 tablespoons) has 3.3 grams of saturated fat and 12.3 grams of unsaturated fat, or about 80% unsaturated fat. That puts it up there with olive oil in terms of the ratio of unsaturated to saturated fat. Peanut butter also gives you some fiber, some vitamins and minerals (including 200 milligrams of potassium), and other nutrients. Unsalted...

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