Know your butters

I love seed / nut and peanut butters in all their presentations.

Seed butters are great because they have good high quality fats, they are tasty and full nutrients. Each brings different properties to your body like fiber, calcium, potassium and more. Make sure that peanut, almond, nuts, or whichever seed you prefer it’s the only ingredient and a little salt, because most of the time they put extra sweeteners, hydrogenated oil, corn syrup (fructose) and many reduced fat versions that also have more sugar.

Almond Butter:
Almond butter has more minerals than peanut butter. It contains: 5g of good fats, 1.6g of fiber (it is one of the butters that has more fiber), 3.1g of carbohydrates, 3.35g of protein, 0.71g of sugar, 120 mg of potassium and 56mg of calcium per tablespoon. Super good by tablespoon. It also has many minerals such as zinc, biotin and magnesium and is rich in monounsaturated fats, which have been linked to better blood sugar levels.

Cashew Butter:
The cashew nut has high levels of zeaxanthin and lutein (powerful antioxidants), in addition to anacardic acid that helps control blood sugar and convert it into energy to help you lose weight. Being rich in monounsaturated fats it helps reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and is an excellent antioxidant to fight free radicals.

Peanut butter:
Per tablespoon contains: 3.3g of good fats, 0.9g of fiber, 7g of carbohydrates and 2.7g of protein.

Chocolate/Peanut Butter:
It tastes like Nutella but healthier,  look for hazelnuts and cocoa powder in its ingredients. You’ll get all the hazelnut nutrients and at the same time quench your sweet craving.