Peanut Butter vs. Almond Butter?

Which nut spread is better for you? Peanut butter or almond butter?


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Which nut spread is better for you? Peanut butter or almond butter?

As a health-savvy runner, you try to toss nutrient-packed foods into your shopping basket. But when you’re deciding between similar-seeming nutritious items, you may not know the superior choice.

Peanut butter

So we’re here to give you the facts…

Almond butter or peanut butter

Almond butter has more calcium and magnesium, a mineral that’s often lacking in runners’ diets and is important for muscle contraction.

While the two nut butters contain about the same amount of fat, the almond variety has 60% more mono-unsaturated fat.

When consumed in place of saturated fat, mono-unsaturated fat lowers harmful LDL (cholesterol) levels to help decrease heart disease and stroke risk.

You’ll find almond butter at lifestyle stores such as Wellness Warehouse and independent health stores nationwide.

Healthy Choice

Use almond butter instead of PB on your bread. Blend it into a post-run smoothie or stir it into oats.

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