If you’re looking to make 2016 the year in which you achieve the body you’ve always fantasized about, now is the time to get serious. In order to get yourself into the best possible physical condition, you need to ensure that on top of getting plenty of regular physical exercise, you also ensure that you follow a healthy and balanced diet rich in nutrients and low in trans and saturated fats. When it comes to dieting and/or healthy eating, generally speaking there aren’t too many foods that we look forward to eating. Of course there are plenty of healthy foods that taste great, but we’re talking foods that we actually dream about eating. Peanut butter is one of those foods and if you happen to choose the right sources, not only does it taste fantastic, it will also nourish your body and provide you with numerous health benefits. The key is choosing natural peanut butter as opposed to regular store-bought peanut butter. Natural peanut butter stands head and shoulders above regular peanut butter in terms of taste, texture, and health benefits too. Here we’ll be comparing the two and taking a look at just why natural peanut butter is so much healthier.

Regular peanut butter

Regular Peanut Butter

Regular peanut butter is the type of peanut butter that you see on 90% of most store shelves. It is mass-produced, it is made solely with the intention of making a profit, and it is far, far unhealthier than natural peanut butters. When big corporations manufacture this peanut butter, they do so with the intention of saving as much money as possible, whilst making as much money as possible in the process. To help make the peanut butter go further for example, palm oils and other vegetable oils are often added to the mixture to help dilute it down and make it go further. These oils are full of fat and calories, and they can lead to numerous health problems including high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, and even various forms of cancer. Unfortunately the oil isn’t the only thing that is added to these products. More often than not, sugar is also added which can increase calories and can also promote diabetes. Salt is another additive that damages our health and this too is often added. On top of this, artificial chemicals, additives, and preservatives are also added to improve the taste and prolong the shelf life. These additives cause way more harm than good and should be avoided at all costs.

Natural peanut butter

Natural peanut butter is far, far healthier than regular peanut butter as just as the name implies, the peanut butter is all natural. There is nothing added to the product, no oil, so salt, no sugar, and no preservatives and the nuts themselves are 100% natural and organic. The ingredients are basically 100% natural peanuts, which is what makes it so healthy. The oils in peanuts are a source of healthy fats, and the nuts also boast an impressive protein content. Not only are you getting a natural and delicious product, but you’re also getting a healthy and beneficial product that actually nourishes your body and makes you healthier. If possible, always go with a natural peanut butter as opposed to a regular generic store bought version.

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