It’s been a long time since nutritionists and health experts dispelled the idea that fat is all bad. Well, fat, and not just the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated kind (i.e., from avocados, nuts, fatty fish, and olive oil), is one satiating (in other words, appetite satisfying) macronutrient.
And, you might want to brace yourself for this one, studies now show that even saturated fat in unprocessed foods (i.e., raw chocolate) has benefits when it comes to metabolism and brain function, and even cholesterol quality. So buckle up to find out why nutritionists are telling us to eat more of these fats…
Now almond butter is my go-to when I’m going on a long run or hike. However, recently, I’ve made an effort to expand my nutty butters to include raw cashew, walnut, and even macadamia nut spreads. It’s no surprise that nuts deliver the energy goods.
In fact, studies show that nuts keep you energized for longer due to density of nutrients and calories, as well as plenty of protein, fiber, minerals, and antioxidants. You can feel good about adding nut butter to your morning toast, smoothie, and baking due to the fact that a mere serving of nuts daily is linked to the prevention of anxiety, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease.