When it comes to health foods, there are few products quite as popular in this moment in time as nut butters. Packed full of protein, great for athletes and all round delicious, nut butters are one of the best ways in which to fuel between meals and recover after a hard workout session. But when it comes to your health, what are the best? Forget about peanut butter; these foods will blow your PB&J out of the water.
- Almond Butter
Possibly the most popular “alternative” nut butter out there, almond butter is packed full of health benefits and can really work wonders on your well being. As well as being high in vitamins B and E, the nuts also contain high quantities of fiber, protein and monounsaturated fats, helping to support your internal organs and keep bad cholesterol levels low. All that and delicious? Where do we get our hands on some?
- Cashew Butter
Creamy and rich, cashew butter makes the perfect addition to oats and smoothies, helping you to get a health kick at the same time. Brimming with nutritional potential, the nuts make a great accompaniment to a balanced diet, helping your body to fight off disease and function in the best way possible.
- Walnut Butter
When it comes to nuts, walnuts might just be the cream of the crop. An excellent source of B vitamins, manganese, protein and biotin, the nut butter can help you to stay on tip top form. Better yet, walnuts contain the highest amount of omega 3 fatty acids out of all the nuts, making them highly effective at maintaining heart health and battling against unhealthy cholesterol.
- Sunflower Seed Butter
While not a nut butter per se, sunflower seed butter is one of the healthiest natural food sources on the market. High in zinc, iron, healthy fats and fiber, sunflower seeds can help to support practically every part of your health. While you might struggle to find it in stores, you can easily whip up a batch at home, helping you to get your health fix whenever you want it!