When you were growing up, you probably did not think that eating a PB&J would lower your risk of heart disease or give your body a nice dose of healthy fats. You probably also didn’t think that you would be introduced to a world of nut and seed butters, such as almond, sunflower seed, and cashew butter.
It may be in your interest to know that peanuts are technically not nuts; they are legumes, deriving from the same family as beans, peas, and lentils. Regardless, they are chock full of health benefits and if you do not have nut allergies, you should be open to adding nut butters to your breakfast oatmeal, afternoon snack, and post-dinner dessert. In an effort to open your mind to the benefits of other nut and seed butters, we created a list of everything from cashew butter to coconut butter in order to encourage you to expand your horizons and branch out from your childhood favorite (or another bowl of Reese’s Puffs).