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Peanut Butter Calories
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Peanut butter is a tasty paste spread made from groundnut in other words the high content of peanut butter calories characterizes it as good food as well as its heart-friendly fats, protein, folate, and fiber that makes it a healthy food that is perfect for your health and general well-being on that note is being labeled as a superfood.

Similarly, peanut butter is a household name all over the world like in Nigeria is children most favorite spread when it comes to eating bread. In the same vein, this spread is being used when eating a garden egg in most Eastern part of Nigeria and commonly refers to as okwa-osi.

Peanut butter calories

First of all, when people talks about peanut butter calories they always have it at the back of their mind as weight gain, for that reason I want to ensure you that peanut butter calorie is the measurement in units of energy derived from eating a particular food like peanut.

Secondly, it is a healthy food for ever person, meanwhile, men needs more calories than women approximately 2500 calories for men to maintain, subsequently, 2000 calories enables them lose weight of one pound in a week. Similarly, for women are 2000 calories maintain after that 1500 helps them lose weight of one pound per week.

However, medical experts has always advice increase in plant base protein like peanut, beans but peanut is basically a legume, hence diet rich in plant based protein helps lower blood pressure and reduces the risk of stroke and other heart related diseases.

Health Benefits of Peanut Butter

Healthy heart: The fat in this food is unsaturated fat and cholesterol free thereby promotes good LDL cholesterol level on the other hand niacin nutrient present in this food also help reduces heart related diseases. 

Improves brain health:  It contains vitamin B and vitamin E which is perfect for proper the functioning of the brain cells, above all it is good for retention of memory

Boost Energy:  start your day on a high energy level with this food, certainly the fiber, protein and calories in this food boost your energy level.

Maintains blood pressure:  this food contains low carbohydrate and a reasonable amount of fat, fiber and protein, which helps balance and maintains blood sugar level. it has even more nutrient like magnesium and potassium that assist the heart muscle beat very well controls blood pressure.

How to Make Healthy Peanut Butter


2 cups of Roasted peanut

1/4 cinnamon

½ calabash nutmeg

Pinch of salt

Start with the nutmeg because is usually very hard to break so use your hand greater to great the nutmeg

Add all ingredients into blender and blend until it forms a paste

Store in a container and refrigerate

Easy homemade peanut butter is ready

Spread on your bread or garden egg fruit


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