13 Type of Nuts and Seed Butters & Their Benefits | Livestrong.com

According to Harvard School of Public Health Nutrition Source, “People who regularly eat nuts are less likely to have heart attacks or die from heart disease than those who rarely eat them.” That’s quite an endorsement for including nuts in your daily diet! High-quality nut butters without added sweeteners or preservatives have nutrient profiles similar to the nuts from which they’re made. Two tablespoons of nut or seed butter contain an average of 190 calories and 17 grams of mostly unsaturated fat (the type responsible for the benefits to heart health). That amount also provides a few grams of protein — between four and seven grams, depending on the type of butter — and some key vitamins and minerals. All that good nutrition and almost no sugar (if you avoid sweetened products) in a convenient snack food makes nut and seed butters a fantastic addition to the healthful pantry. Although peanut and almond butter may be most familiar, butters can be made from almost any seed or nut for unique flavors, textures and nutritional properties — and you can even make your own! Read on to find out more about the profiles of 13 different kinds of nut and seed butters.

To check out all the benefits of mixed nut butters go to http://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011171-13-types-nut-seed-butters-benefits/#slide=7

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