Here’s ten reasons why you should consider snacking on Almonds, over Peanuts.
#1 – Don’t feel the Burn! Alkaline v. Acidic.
Almonds are the only nut that are considered VERY alkaline. Peanuts on the other hand are highly acidic, which means they will have the opposite effect on your digestive system. Almonds, an alkaline food, will help balance the pH level in your body and act as great digestive system boosters. When the pH level of the body is reduced, your immune system becomes stronger and your digestive tract works better.
#2 – The only calories you’ll need to count:
Just one cup of peanuts is a whopping 854 calories, while one cup of almonds is 546 calories. This just proves that when you’re searching for nut butters; almond butter, will be the less caloric and guilt-free option.
#3 – No BS, all-Natural Goodness.
Most large-brand peanut butter companies will try and place that ingredient label at the very back, in a very small dark corner. Don’t let that fool you. Most peanut butters on the market have additives such as artificial flavors and sweeteners, and hydrogenated vegetable oil. Most Almond Butters you will find on the market (including our Natural Almond Butter), have only one ingredient: Dry Roasted Almonds.
#4 – The more vitamin E, the better.
Almond Butter contains nearly three times as much vitamin E, twice as much iron, and seven times more calcium than peanut butter. As an antioxidant, vitamin E helps stop the development of plaque in your arteries, which can narrow them and eventually cause a heart attack. Calcium supports the health of your bones, and iron is essential for your red blood cells.
#5 – Only the good fats, please.
A serving of peanut butter has over twice as much saturated fat as a serving of almond butter. While saturated fat isn’t necessarily harmful in moderation, too much of it can raise your cholesterol, which can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
#6 – Double up the Fiber.
Based on a 16g tablespoon of each Almond and Peanut Butter. Almond Butter has almost double the amount of Fiber. Fiber is especially important for providing probiotics, helping lower cholesterol and regulate bowel movements.
#7 – …. And the Magnesium.
A tablespoon of almond butter contains 45 milligrams of magnesium, while a tablespoon of peanut butter contains 26 milligrams. Those 45 milligrams of magnesium in almond butter account for 11 percent of the daily magnesium requirements for men and 14 percent for women, according to the Office of Dietary Supplements.
#8 – …. AND the Iron!
One tablespoon of almond butter contains 0.6 milligrams of iron, double the amount found in peanut butter. Iron promotes healthy oxygen transport, helping you make hemoglobin and myoglobin, two proteins that oxygenate your tissues.
#9 – Take it easy on the sugar.
Almond butter has roughly 50 percent less sugar than peanut butter, even in unsweetened varieties.
#10 – More of #1-9… means more E N E R G Y
Almonds make a great pick-me-up snack. Ounce for ounce these are some of the most nutrient-rich nuts, according to a study in the journal Nutrients. They are packed full of Vitamin E and Magnesium and contain lots of protein to help you sustain energy throughout the day. While peanuts also have these same nutrients, the amount in peanuts is much lower than that of almond, making Almonds our #1 healthy-snack nut.
Those are just a few of the reasons we prefer Almonds over Peanuts, and we think you will too. From the incredible health benefits, to the tasty flavors, Almonds are one snack we’re glad we can’t get enough of.
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