Finding the perfect nutty spread to use can be a challenge. Not everyone likes peanut butter, and Nutella, while delicious, is absolutely not healthy. If you’re in the market for a healthy nut spread that is an interesting variety, look no further than these three amazing nut spreads.
Cashew butter leads the list of interesting nut butter variants for a lot of reasons. The most significant reason for cashew butter’s supremacy is that it has the best monounsaturated fat profile of any of the nut butters. This makes it very similar to olive oil, speaking in terms of health benefits. Cashew butter also contains close to 87% of the recommended daily intake of copper, which is a trace mineral that you absolutely need to efficiently make use of. The only real downside to cashew butter is that it is a tad bit on the expensive side.
Walnut butter contains all of the strength and benefits you associate with walnuts, which are already considered to be top tier health foods. Just like whole walnuts, walnut butter has a high omega-3 fat content which has natural anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is a key stressor for a lot of chronic diseases and conditions, including arthritis and cardiovascular disease. The omega-3 content of walnuts has also been proven to be fantastic for improving and maintaining the health of your brain. It is a great way to protect yourself against age related cognitive diseases.
Some people are not familiar with Brazilian nuts. They are large, oval seeds, that come from giant trees in the rainforests of Central and South America. Brazilian nuts have a very high selenium content; one ounce possess close to 10 times the RDI. Selenium is a very important compound for your body. It plays a role in everything from DNA repair, to strengthening the immune system, and killing free radicals.