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Almond Butter: Healthy Tastes SO Good

We all have heard about the marvelous health benefits of almonds. Not only are they high in protein and calcium, but also high in monounsaturated fat, the same healthy fats found in olive oil, which are associated with reducing your risk of heart disease. Research has proven that almonds can reduce your total cholesterol levels, and lower the LDL levels (bad cholesterol). This notorious nut is also a great source of potassium, vitamin C, magnesium, and antioxidants. With all this in mind, have you ever tried almond butter?

Almond butter is made just the way peanut butter is made, by crushing whole almonds. It comes with a layer of oil on the top that needs to be mixed in before you eat it. I microwave the opened jar for about 10-15 seconds first, before mixing it up.

Almond butter has a uniquely sweet flavor, like marzipan mixed with peanut butter. Speaking of peanuts, people allergic to peanuts can usually have almond butter with no reaction because almonds are nuts, and not related to peanuts, which are legumes.

Look for almond butter in both creamy and crunchy varieties, as well as salted and unsalted. I think almond butter is just so delicious, and the health benefits are just an added bonus. The only downside about almond butter is that it doesn't come cheap.

Fit's Tips: If you're a peanut butter lover, try using almond butter instead. It's great on toast, or spread on apples for a healthy snack. Want a really decadent treat? Try spreading some almond butter on a piece of dark chocolate. It's the perfect ending to a great meal.

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ILuvOatmeal ILuvOatmeal 8 years
Almond butter is really good. Thanks for the tip about microwaving it. Mine is really messy when I use it, but I love it. My absolute favorite nut butter is soynut butter, though. To. Die. For.
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Almond butter is a better source of calcium than peanut butter, so if you need calcium in your diet, I'd go for the almond butter.
Maggie-Mae Maggie-Mae 8 years
Interesting, will have to give it a try
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Sounds yummy, I'll have to try it.
N-e-e-c-a-l-l-e N-e-e-c-a-l-l-e 8 years
Is almond butter better for you then peanut butter?
Hmorris Hmorris 8 years
I love this brand! A nutritionist told me I wasn't getting enough good fat into my diet and I never turned back. I eat this on toasted wheat-free, gluten-free bread with sliced bananas. I LOOOOVE it.
llendril llendril 8 years
i've never thought about putting it on dark chocolate, either. now i have to try it!
DesignRchic DesignRchic 8 years
YUMMY! I love almond Butter, I just wish it wasn't so expensive. Never thought about spreading some on a piece of dark chocolate :DROOL:
XDeexDeeX XDeexDeeX 8 years
EWWWWWWWWWWWWW I hate almonds
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