- A simple way to add nut butters to your diet is nut butters
- Packed with proteins cashew butter should be in your diet plan
- Good for brain, walnuts can be a healthy snack
Are you on weight loss program? If you are trying to lose weight, you would have definitely included lots of proteins and fiber in your diet. This is primarily because both the nutrients proteins and fiber help promote fullness which thereby help in quick weight loss. But these foods might become boring after some time. Well! You need not worry at all as there is one such food which can be easily incorporated to your diet. It is extremely delicious and nutritious. The exotic food is nut butters which can be prepared by nuts. Packed with healthy fats and plenty of protein nut butters are great when it comes to weight loss. However, nut butters found in the grocery stores may contain added sugar, salt, or preservatives that increase the shelf life. But it won't do any benefit to your waistline or your health any favors. Instead, you can make them at home easily.
Have a look at the nut butters that can be prepared at home easily:
1. Peanut butter
Peanut butter as the name suggests is basically a paste made up of peanuts. Pure peanut butter is a good source of healthy fats and can be easily made at home. Peanuts are low in carbs and suitable for people with type 2 diabetes or those who are following a low-carb diet. Peanut butter has several health benefits. It has the enviable combination of fibre and protein, which makes it filling. This makes you feel full for longer, so you end up eating less overall. You can spread it on your sandwiches or breads.
2. Almond butter
Almond butter is a good source of the healthy monounsaturated fats which our body needs. These fats help in lowering the risk of heart disease. Almond butters are rich in magnesium which boosts heart health by promoting the flow of blood, oxygen, and other nutrients like potassium. Potassium is good for people suffering from high blood pressure. Almond butter also helps keep the blood sugar levels stable. No doubt almonds are power-packed! You can add it to your smoothies or use in wraps instead of mayonnaise or cream.
3. Cashew butter
Packed with proteins cashew butter should be in your diet plan. Cashew butter does supply significant amounts of heart-healthy fats, essential amino acids and significant amounts of the mineral magnesium, but it is also high in calories. Therefore, be careful of the portion size. Its protein to carbohydrate ratio makes the cashew butter an appealing snack option if you are trying to lose weight. You can even add a tablespoon of the cashew paste to your dishes.
4. Walnut butter
The combination of healthy fats, protein, and fiber in walnuts helps to promote fullness and curbs your hunger pangs. Good for brain, walnuts can be a healthful snack. You can make a thick walnut butter and enjoy it in your dishes.
Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.
Get the latest election news, live updates and election schedule for Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on ndtv.com/elections. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram for updates from each of the 543 parliamentary seats for the 2019 Indian general elections.