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How to make peanut butter at home

There good old peanut butter is one of the healthiest snacks that have been around for a long time. It tastes great, can be easily eaten by simply putting it on a slice of bread or by having it directly, and it also provides a ton of nutritional benefits. However, unfortunately it has got a bad rap in the last few decades amongst the "low fat" groups and due to some researches showing that it can be unhealthy.

As far as the researches are concerned, I am sure that they must have been done on the readymade peanut butter that is available in the market. Yes, those can be bad. They are often high in sugars, preservatives, trans fatty acids and are surely not the best option that you can have. However good old home made peanut butter is a different story altogether. They are full of goodness and are a great choice for a snack at any time of the day. Here are some of the benefits that you can expect with regular consumption of peanut butter:

  • Peanut butter may protect against a high risk of cardiovascular disease due to high levels of monounsaturated fats
  • Peanut butter (and peanuts) provide protein, vitamins B3 and E, magnesium, folate
  • Great for boosting testosterone
  • A good choice for cheap protein, making it a great choice for vegans

Clearly a great choice, that will make you feel a lot more satisfied than some other snack options that will just leave your hungrier. This also makes it a great choice for those looking to lose fat. It will provide a lot of energy for you to battle those cravings, and the monounsaturated fat in them will make you heart healthy too. Plus the protein will help improve your metabolism, and make it relatively easier to keep your midsection tight.

For those of you looking to gain weight and muscle, peanut butter is again a great choice. Since it is high in energy, it can be used as a great snack to keep the body in an anabolic stage, plus the testosterone boost  from it will only further help your cause. So reach out for a peanut butter sandwich for a great muscle building snack. I would however avoid having the sandwiches with jelly, and keep it to simple peanut butter and bread. Another great option is to have it with bananas and apples.

So if you ready to improve your health by making this superfood at home, then here is how you can make it in 3 easy steps:

  1. take 1 cup roasted peanuts and put them in a grinder and grind them to a fine powder
  2. add 1 spoon of oil to the powder
  3. once again run the mixer for 1-2 minutes until it becomes ready to eat
And in these 3 simple steps you are ready to have your own homemade peanut butter. Now who said that healthy meal preparation have to be tough?

A word of caution though, if you are allergic to peanuts, then you may want to avoid them. Also for most people more than 30 gms of peanut butter a day may be eating too much, and it may be ideal to keep it around 20-25 gms, along with some other nuts. Also home made peanut butter does not have a long shelf life, so finish them in 3-5 days after making it, rather than try to keep it for 2 weeks.

So go ahead and make this superfood of champions a part of your regular healthy diet, that will help you lose fat, get strong, muscular, and make you feel great.

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