The Magical Properties Of Peanut Butter For Treating Diabetes

The Magical Properties Of Peanut Butter For Treating Diabetes

Shocking, isn’t it?

How the most loved food item in the country present in almost every household could have dealt with diabetes which you never knew.

It was sitting right there on your kitchen shelves, but you never dared to touch it because you have diabetes.

Unlike ordinary butter, pure peanut butter doesn’t go straight to your thighs or arms and make you obese, which is one of the primary reasons for diabetes.

Once you start accumulating fat around your muscles, the body metabolizes the glucose slower which makes you prone to diabetes.

Diabetes is a widespread disease caused due to low secretion or of the insulin hormone in the body.

Now let’s have a look at how exactly this popular snack can help people with diabetes.

Have you ever thought of replacing your staple food with something much tastier and will not make you blow up like a balloon?

How is peanut butter better than your daily staple food?

Natural peanut butter is a substitute which doesn’t make you want to throw away your diet chart.

It has very low carbohydrate, regulates the blood sugar and fats in the body.

Peanuts are known to have a little score in GI. [1]

Now let me explain that for you, GI is a scale with a hundred points, which is designed to measure your sugar level and insulin change after you intake specific food.

Thankfully, peanut scores only 14.

There is a little game which our bodies play when we feed them with food which has a high score on GI.

The glucose in the body hike very quickly leading to increased blood sugar levels.

After some time the blood sugar crashes down drastically.

The highs and lows are not healthy for the body and contribute to type 2 diabetes.

The Magnesium in Peanuts comes to the rescue.

Peanuts are a high source of magnesium.A chronic deficiency of magnesium or a state of hypo-magnesium is a common symptom in people who have diabetes.

If the intracellular magnesium level decreases, the tyrosine-kinase activity is affected, and people are incapable of keeping up resistance to diabetes.

Regular intake of the right quantity of peanut butter will increase the power of the body to fight diabetes, reduce oxidative stress, and stop systemic inflammation. [2]

The nutritious quality of peanut butter is cherry on the cake.

Let me list for you the ingredients of a tablespoon (approx 32 g) of pure peanut butter with a hint of salt.

Calories: 188, Protein: 7.7 g, Carbohydrates: 6.9 g [including sugar (2.6 g) and fiber (2.7 g)], Saturated Fat: 2.4 g, Unsaturated Fat 7.4 g, Monosaturated Fat 4.5 g, Calcium: 14 milligrams (mg), Iron: 0.6 mg

Magnesium 51 mg, Phosphorus 102 mg, Potassium 238 mg, Sodium 156 mg, and

Zinc 0.9 mg.

Now compare it with any other butter.You will figure out in whose court the ball is.

It is why doctors favor peanut butter and do not resist their patients from having it.

The fiber is an essential nutrient to keeping check the blood sugar levels as it helps in digesting and absorbing the food very quickly.

Nuts are houses of good fats.

Mainly the monosaturated and polyunsaturated fat don’t add up to your cholesterol level but help in actually reducing it.

However, every coin has two sides.There are also some risks which can worsen your health.

If the calorie in peanut butter is too high then consuming too much will lead to obesity which may further aggravate the diabetic condition.

Not every peanut butter available in the market is all natural.The manufacturers add sugar to make it taste better and attract consumers.

It is essential that you save yourself from the trap of unethical manufacturers and read the ingredients before picking up any peanut butter.It should only contain peanut and maybe a pinch of salt.

Leave us your comments here if you have started eating peanut butter after reading this article.

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