I rarely write product reviews. I’m not really too sure how to start these conversations, or what to actually base the article on, but I do want to share my experiences since I’ve started to cook healthier.
This post is all about the butter. The Heart Warrior reviews for you 🙂
Believe it or not. Almond butter is actually healthier than your old favorite, peanut butter. While peanut butter pleases a lot of health advocates, almond butter offers a lot more benefits.
From a heart disease perspective, almond butter is a heart-healthy food choice. In my book that is a huge part of my decision in choosing almond butter.
During the last 10 months, I have tasted many versions of almond butter. Ranging from expensive to less expensive. Unfortunately, almond butter is a little more expensive than its cousins over in the peanut tree.
I’ve tried almond butter from health stores, lowcost supermarkets (ShopRite), upscale supermarkets (Wegmans), and of course my trusted friends at Amazon.
My preferred choice is the almond butter from Barney, which I buy on Amazon. It comes in just shy of $10 for a 16oz jar and has just the right smoothness and stickiness. Even better, the option I’ve settled on is
BARNEY Almond Butter, Bare Smooth, No Sugar No Salt, Paleo, KETO, Non-GMO
… please note, it has no sugar and no salt and is also tagged as Keto friendly …
Just to repeat, no salt!
When you are having heart problems, your cardiologist will encourage you to avoid or at least reduce your salt (sodium) intake. So, when you spot foods that do not contain salt, you tend to di a little happy dance.
The cool thing about buying from Amazon is that they deliver to your door, and often within 1-2 days depending on where you live. If you run out or are about to, just log in and repeat order this delicious almond butter.
I use almond butter in my Viking Heart Granola bars, and it gives them a very nice smooth taste and mixed very well with the other ingredients.
Give it a go and enjoy it! Substitute it your peanut butter with almond butter. You will not regret this decision, and kids will love the almond butter/jelly sandwich.
Here are some more benefits, which will help you make the switch – borrowed from the internet of course – it’s all about healthy heart!
- It is a good source of the healthy monounsaturated fats our bodies need
- Monounsaturated fats are associated with lowering the risk of heart disease.
- It offers antioxidant action from Vitamin E and helps lower cholesterol
- It contains a generous amount of magnesium, which boosts our heart health by promoting the blow of blood, oxygen, and nutrients
- It also contains potassium, which important for maintaining good blood pressure and heart health
- Eating almond butter helps keep blood sugar stable
- The low-glycemic index and protective antioxidants of almonds make almond butter a wise choice for those at risk from diabetes
- Consuming at least four servings of nuts a week reduces the risk of coronary heart disease by more than 35%
- Almonds are power-packed full of healthy flavonoids and Vitamin E
- Studies show that eating just a handful of almonds or a few tablespoons of almond butter helps lower the risk of developing gallstones in women.
- Studies show that those who eat nuts (or nut butter!) regularly don’t tend to gain weight despite the high calories.
- Almonds are a terrific source of the minerals manganese and copper as well as Vitamin B2, or riboflavin, all of which are necessary for energy production.