Healthier Habit #59: Peanut Butter vs Almond Butter.

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Maybe you've tried almond milk as an alternative to dairy milk because of the difference it makes to the environment, to your body and of course to the cow. Have you tried almond butter yet though? Apparently peanut butter is on the shelves of 90% of American homes. (P&J everyday) But with almond products becoming more popular, almond butter is much more widely available. From a calorie point of view, the two nut butters are pretty much identical with just under 200 calories per 2 Tablespoon serving. Protein? the same too, around 7g. Both also have beneficial monounsaturated fats. However, when it comes to essential minerals, almond butter has more calcium, more iron, more zinc and more potassium. Almond butter also has four times more Vitamin E which readily boosts antioxidants within the body to fight free radicals (Vitamin E is not available in that many foods). So it's a close one today, but you guessed it...

Almond Butter

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