Want a tasty ingredient that’s decadent but also supports a trimmer tummy? Stock your kitchen with these 12 best healthy nut butters for weight loss.
In the past, people who wanted to lose weight were advised to stay away from nut butters. That’s not the case anymore: the right nut butter can be a nutritious (and delicious) addition to a weight loss menu. Nuts are rich in nutrients that support weight loss. For example, almond butter helps control blood sugar levels, which prevents the dips that lead women to overeat snacks that are too salty or too sweet. Many nut butters also offer healthy fats that reduce LDL (bad cholesterol) so the heart stays healthier.
But not all nut butters are created equal. Processed brands may contain added sugar, salt, or preservatives that won’t do your waistline or your health any favors. Look for recipes or brands made with whole food, and, when possible, organic ingredients. As always, it’s possible to enjoy too much of a good thing! Read recommended serving sizes and measure out your portions.
This homemade nut butter is surprisingly easy to make, and it’s a delicious addition to breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
With no added sugars or oils, this is one of the best nut butters for weight loss. Cashews offer monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, both of which are heart healthy.
Many women stay away from peanut butter when they’re working to lose weight, but when consumed in reasonable portions, it can help you shed pounds.
This all-natural, gluten-free nut butter contains no added sugar or artificial flavors. Plus it includes heart-healthy coconut oil.
Forget the packaged hazelnut spread and try this oh-so-yummy lower-cal nut butter recipe instead.