When choosing between spreads for your morning toast, opt for almond butter. This a healthier alternative to peanut butter for a few good reasons:
For one, those with peanut allergies can still enjoy the nutty taste with even more nutritional value.
Other good reasons include, the added ingredients of excessive salt, sugar, and saturated fats. Some of these undesirable additives act to preserve and artificially enhance the flavour of the peanut butter, while putting your health at a greater risk for developing heart problems and hypertension.
Here’s the kicker, almond butter contains far more calcium, fibre, potassium, manganese, and iron than peanut butter and about half the amount of saturated fat.
For the healthiest option, choose a nut butter by carefully reading the ingredients label and look for one that has little or no added ingredients with minimal to none processing.
Check out my recipe on homemade almond butter in the DIY page on my blog, you’ll be sure glad you did!