WHAT MAKES PEANUT BUTTER GOOD FOR ATHLETES

Peanut butter is one of the favourite spreads enjoyed by kids and even adults. But did you know this guilty pleasure of ours could be healthy? Yes, it is one of the most savoury and delicious foods that are healthy at the same time. It contains a good portion of protein, clubbed with essential vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium and zinc. 

One can consume 2 tablespoons of peanut butter to stay on the healthy side of the peanut butter consumption scale. As it has the much-required essentials listed below:

1. Protein

Peanut butter is rich protein as it has about 7 grams (g) of protein in just 2-tbsp serving. The recommended dietary allowances (RDA) for women of 46 g and 56 g for men, helping fulfil their respective needs.

2. Magnesium

Having a rich magnesium index of 57 milligrams (mg), each serving of peanut butter helps towards the RDA of 400–420 mg in men and 310–320 in women. Magnesium is one of the essential elements to carry on the chemical processes in the body.

3. Phosphorous

Each serving of peanut butter has 107 mg of phosphorus, which results in about 15.3 percent of the RDA of 700 mg in adults. Phosphorus helps our body to build healthy cells and bones while helping cells produce energy to carry out functions in the body.

4. Healthy Fats

Peanut butter contains more unsaturated fat than saturated fat, this is known to be a great source of “healthy fats”. And we also know a healthy body needs a good supply of healthy fats and like olive oil and avocado, therefore peanut butter is a friendly fat food to keep your body going.

5. Fibre

Every 2 tablespoon serving of peanut butter also provides you 2 grams of fibre. Intake of the right amount of fibre is important for the healthy functioning of the body. 

So, get your serving of peanut butter packed with the nourishment of nutrients along with 3 mg of the antioxidant Vitamin E along with vitamin B6 & Zinc to help boost your immunity. Taste the goodness of peanut butter and relist its amazing properties.  

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