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Why you should always have a jar of peanut butter at home

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Leyla is an ecotrophologist. She writes articles for foodspring about nutrition and healthy living. She also creates free food programs to help you eat healthy.

On bread, in a smoothie, with hearty sauces, or in its own – peanut butter is always the answer. Did you know that peanut butter is not only an absolute all-around health booster in your food, but has other uses around the house or in your body care regimen? Read on and be surprised!

Peanut Butter – All the best in one jar

Peanut butter is incredibly popular, both in and out of the kitchen. It provides you with proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, fiber, and so many different nutrients.

What very few people know: Peanut Butter is not only incredibly comprehensive when it comes to nutrition, it can also help you to solve your everyday problems.

Our tip: Make sure that your peanut butter is of the best quality. There shouldn’t be anything in there that doesn’t belong in there. Our Organic Peanut Butter is made from 350 peanuts – and nothing else. It’s naturally lactose-free, glutenfree, and vegan. There’s no added oil, flavorings, or additives.

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Peanut butter delivers that extra portion of protein

Depending on the manufacturer, peanut butter is a high-protein food. To spell it out: at least 20% of the energy content of peanut butter comes from protein.

The building blocks of our cells are made out of amino acids, 9 of which are essential. Our bodies cannot produce these essential amino acids themselves, meaning we need to get them from our nutrition. Peanut butter’s amino acid content makes it a powerful fuel for your muscles!*

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Peanut Butter gives you a fantastic energy boost for your athletic performance, and is ideal for any athlete’s kitchen. Looking for the perfect snack before your workout? Don’t miss the dream team of dates and peanuts.

A load of healthy fats

Peanut butter is full of vegetable fats. More precisely, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Your body can’t do without unsaturated fatty acids, because they take over important processes.

Packed with vitamins and minerals

Do you regularly push yourself to the limit when you work out? Then it’s crucial to supply your feel-good body with the important nutrients it needs. Peanuts provide you with an amazing portion of iron, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, vitamin B3, and vitamin E.

Peanut butter: Valuable calories

Have a spoonful of peanut butter before your workout, as a snack, as a topping or in a porridge. We’ve all been there, we won’t judge you: before you know it, you’ll be scraping the bottom of your peanut butter jar!

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Don’t lose sight of the fact that peanut butter is full of calories. As with anything in life: enjoy in moderation and don’t overindulge.

Don’t worry if you’ve eaten too many spoonsful of peanut butter Even though it has a lot of calories, most of them come from unsaturated fats, vegetable proteins, and fiber. A relatively small proportion of those calories are supplied by carbohydrates.

Peanut butter in your bathroom

If you’re the kind who always has a jar of peanut butter at home… we’re talking to you! Read on to find out what it can do for you in the bathroom.

Moisture for your skin and hair

For most of us, self-care can mean a time to pay extra special attention to our skin and hair.

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The biotin contained in peanuts is an important factor for the condition of your skin and hair. Meanwhile, vegetable proteins and fats can provide tons of moisture.

Our tip: Try using some peanut butter as a hair or face mask.

For your hair: Warm it up in the microwave first to make it softer and easier to spread. Then carefully work it up the length of your hair, starting at the ends, which are the driest part of the hair, and ending at the roots.

Let it sit for an hour or more! When you’re ready to rinse, be sure to wash all traces out thoroughly.

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For your face: We recommend mixing equal amounts of peanut butter and honey (1-2 tablespoons each). Apply to a freshly cleansed face and leave on for about 15 minutes. Then rinse thoroughly.

The vitamin E in the peanuts helps prevent your skin from drying out and provides it with sufficient moisture. The honey in this face mask recipe has an antibacterial effect. This helps to cleanse your skin and pores.

Peanut butter: The household all-rounder

Have you ever gotten chewing gum stuck in your hair, on your carpet, or in your clothing? It’s super annoying and absolutely impossible to remove without outside help.

You guessed it: Peanut butter is the answer. Spread it on the area where the chewing gum is stuck. The fatty acids help to decompose it. Then you should be able to use a comb or an old toothbrush to comb it out.

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Whether in the kitchen or at home, we just can’t get enough of peanut butter. Are you starting to see why?

Have we stoked your peanut side, too? Quick, have a look at some of our favorite peanut butter recipes!

 

*Proteins contribute to increasing or maintaining muscle mass.

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