Peanut butter has been a pantry staple for years, but today you can find nut butters made from all your favorite shelled snacks. Eaten in moderation, these nutritious butters can be good for your bones, heart and overall health. Learn which nut butters you should buy and how to maximize their nutritional benefits.
It doesn’t matter which nut butter you’re stocking up on, make sure you follow these three rules:
1. Don’t eat more that 2 tablespoons of nut butter a day.
2. Avoid added salt and sugar. Ideally, the only ingredient listed will be the nut.
3. Avoid the “reduced-fat” label. You want the fat! When the fat is removed, it’s replaced with a host of unhealthy additives.