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Jan 24, 2012

Let's Peanut Butter !!

There are many misconceptions about eating peanut butter, the most prevalent one is being high in calories to possibly be healthy.Eaten in moderation, PB can be part of a balanced diet. It provides many health benefits, most notably the ability to lower LDL--the "bad" cholesterol--as well as lowering triglycerides.Most people believe that eating peanut butter will cause weight gain. But one of the main benefits is its ability as a food to provide a feeling of fullness.One of the many benefits of eating peanut butter is that it contains large amounts of dietary fiber, equal to about 8 percent. Fiber helps in the process of controlling blood sugar & cholesterol levels. Another benefit of fiber is that it can reduce the chance of developing colorectal cancer.It contains high amounts of proteins .It contains vitamins E and B3 and the minerals copper,iron calcium & potassium.