Peanut butter can be one of the best allies to control weight
It is a perfect food whether you want to lose weight or want to gain weight, burn more fat or gain muscle. It is the quintessential fit complement, ideal to include in a healthy diet and with endless possibilities. Peanut butter has just begun its new reign without the negative connotations (of unhealthy food) that has been dragging for decades and there are many benefits that it brings us even while on a diet.
Sounds sure to see it in Yankee movies and series and that is that for Americans the peanut butter (or butter) is almost an institution and the mythical jam sandwich with ‘peanut butter’ is known worldwide.
Well, now you can leave forgetting this American, and not because of the peanut butter itself, but because of the disastrous combination of food it entails. Take good note ofall the properties of peanut butter and how you can take it in the healthiest way.
Benefits of peanut butter
There are many benefits of this food, for example it is a great natural source of bioavailable resveratrol. It was demonstrated with a scientific study that peanut butter contains resveratrol in its most optimal form for absorption by the intestine. So he is able to strengthen the intestinal flora, removing diseases and facilitating different body processes, and also to improve the quality of the skin. Is antioxidant, heart-healthy, protects the muscles, stimulates the immune system and is attributed anti-cancer and neuroprotective properties. Does anyone give more? Tilín is already making you this cream, huh?
Has a great satiating power since it is rich in protein, which makes it perfect for Low carb diets, vegan and vegetarian diets. Protein will help you control your weight, although as this cream is high in calories, watch for excesses (unless you are looking to gain a few pounds). It also helps reduce the risk of metabolic diseases and is a great source of Vitamin E and minerals such as potassium and zinc.
How to introduce it in the diet in a healthy way
You already know that peanut butter will help you lose weight, gain muscle or maintain the line depending on how you take it. The first thing you have to be clear about is that it is a food that works to control weight in low-carb, high-protein and balanced diets.
If you want to emulate Americans with their legendary sandwich, choose a variety of sugar-free peanut butter and spread it on a low glycemic bread like rye or buckwheat bread. But there is life beyond snacks.
We are going to propose you 2 ways to use this delicious food in recipes that will make you suck your fingers.
Recipe for pre-workout protein shake
There are perfect shakes for the gym and this is one of them. It is ideal pre-training but also works very well for muscle recovery. Take note because it is very simple to elaborate.
6 red grapes
2 tablespoons pure cocoa powder 0% sugar
2 tablespoons peanut butter
1 handful of almonds
Preparation: Nothing is easier than taking everything to your blender and crushing it. But if you allow us a suggestion, crush half a banana with cocoa and one of the tablespoons of peanut butter and go putting the ingredients in a layered glass, it will be very colorful, delicious and will satisfy you more.
Nougat fit recipe
Have you been wanting nougat? Well do not worry that you do not have to skip the diet to savor this delicacy.
1 cup swollen quinoa
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 tablet of dark chocolate without sugar
Preparation: Melt the chocolate in a water bath or in the microwave, add crunchy peanut butter and puffed quinoa balls and mix all the ingredients well. Pour the pasta into a mold (or in an ice chest to get mini portions of nougat) and take it to the freezer for at least 2 hours. Voilà!