Have you tried peanut butter? It is not only extremely delicious, but also contains an abundance of important beneficial ingredients that protect you from many diseases and keep you healthy.

Peanut butter is a famous treat as it is extremely delicious. However, besides this, it has many beneficial properties. The most important characteristic is that it protects you from cardiovascular diseases.

Peanut butter was invented in 1884 by an American pharmacist as a diet supplement for older patients. Namely, it was invented is a health protector.

Peanut butter contains high amounts of fat, around 49%. However, most of these fats are unsaturated fats, 80%. This means that it influence the cholesterol levels. It reduces the bad cholesterol levels and increases good cholesterol levels as well as the monounsaturated acids in the blood, especially the oleic acid. With this it prevents clogged arteries and other heart problems. Many different studies have shown that moderate consumption of peanut butter reduces the risks of heart diseases.

This peanut butter, which is completely natural, contains fatty acids that are really important for the body.

Our bodies can produce all the elements it needs, but only if we provide all the materials in the form of ingredients with needed nutrients. However, it cannot produce the essential fatty acids, even when it has the needed materials. Therefore, it is important to consume ingredients that contain them, and peanut butter is one of those ingredients.

This butter also balances the blood sugar levels and with that protects you from type 2 diabetes. Its high content of calories prevents fatness if eaten in moderation. Two teaspoons of peanut butter daily reduce the need for food. One hundred grams of peanut butter contain 600 calories. Here is a list of the nutrients in peanut butter:

• Around 25 % of protein which help in building of muscle mass
• Minerals like magnesium, cooper, zinc, manganese, potassium and iron
• The vitamins E and B complex
• Carbohydrates or more precisely polysaccharides, which are complex carbohydrates. These carbohydrates are digested easily which positively influences the sugar levels in the blood.
• Fats or unsaturated fats which regulate the cholesterol levels
• Polyphenols and antioxidants which protect from fungal and viral infections, stomach diseases and brain stroke.
• Essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and pantothenic acid
• Folic acid

It is unbelievable how many beneficial characteristics are found in this ingredient. Besides protecting the heart and the blood vessels, it also strengthens the bones, improves the health of the skin, especially if the skin is dry, speeds up hair growth and prevent hair loss.