Organic Peanut Butter
Eating low-fat or sugar-free snacks is the first impulse for many of us who are trying to lose weight. Those kinds of snacks might help if you’re trying to cut back on sugar or calorie consumption, but the reality is they aren’t always filling. Instead, eating tree nuts or peanut products prior to eating a meal or as a snack does contribute to a feeling of fullness. This feeling of fullness can probably be chalked up to the rich fats and protein in tree nuts and peanuts. Feeling full led to eating less, and resulted in more efficient weight loss overall.
Certain foods, especially processed foods and starchy foods, cause a spike in your blood sugar. Blood sugar that is unstable has been linked to obesity and diabetes. But peanut butter, despite its natural sweetness and delicious texture, has a low glycemic index. Eating it is a way of consuming fats as well as protein and fiber without sending your blood sugar levels into a tailspin.
You can add it to your diet in lots of creative ways. There’s no need to stick with the standard PB&J. The key to consuming peanut butter for weight loss is moderation: aim for two or three servings of two tablespoons a few times per week.
- A crunchy texture with 100% organic peanuts
- Ideal for use in cooking, in satay sauces and cookies