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Peanut Butter vs. Almond Butter

Which one do you choose?
Is there a specific reason why you choose one over the other? Besides having an allergy to one or just preferring it because you think its tastier than the other.. 

Both contain equally amounts of monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats… the “good” kind of fats. They help keep your heart healthy, lower your cholesterol, and stabilize blood sugar which is super beneficial for ppl with diabetes. Both nuts are low carb and contain fiber which help with satiety so its great to add to a diet when weight loss is the goal. 

Nutrition facts for 

1 tbsp of Peanut Butter

100 calories

8.5 grams of fat

2 grams of carbs

1 grams of fiber

4 grams of protein

Polyunsaturated fats 2.5g

Monounsaturated fats 4.5g

Nutrition facts for 

1 tbsp of Almond Butter

95 calories

8 grams of fat

3.5 grams of carbs

2 grams of fiber

3.5 grams of protein

Polyunsaturated fats 1.75g

Monounsaturated fats 5g 

Knowing more about what other nutrients and minerals a food contains might help you decide which one you want to add to your diet more!

Here’s some more info you may or may not have known about these 2 health nuts:

Almonds contain Biotin or B7 which helps convert the food we eat into energy. What I love about it most is that it’s known to help strengthen hair, nails and prevent dry skin.

Peanuts contain Manganese and Copper which helps to regulate blood sugar, improve absorption of iron, and what I love about it most is that it helps to reduce symptoms of PMS.

Both peanuts and almonds contain Vitamin E (almonds containing a higher percentage of it).

For a 1/4 cup serving:

Almonds contain 40% vitamin E And Peanuts contain 20%.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant which helps skin look more youthful by preventing premature aging.