The compulsive fitness-addict, who exercises regularly, needs a complementing snack after every workout, or even in-between workout sessions. Think different kinds of nut butters. Groovy, isn’t it?
But, why is it important to eat after or in-between exercise breaks? During exercise, the body essentially breaks down muscles. It is necessary to repair the muscles after a workout. A healthy after-workout snack should be something with a mix of protein and carbs. Protein provides the required energy to the body. It helps to repair, maintain and grow the muscle power. In the absence of protein, the body starts utilizing energy generated by breaking muscle tissues. Hence, it is essential to consume protein along with carbs in order to fuel the body after a strenuous workout.
Nut butter makes for an enjoyable and nourishing post-exercise snack. Nut butter contains natural healthy nutrients such as protein, healthy fat, fibre and vitamins. They aid in reducing bad cholesterol. The nutrients in different kinds of nut butters differ depending on the nuts. The Butternut Co. offers a variety of nut butters – peanut, cashew and almond.
Most people wonder whether almond butter is healthy. It is indeed a great source of energy, protein, carbs and healthy fat, which makes it a perfect food post-workout. Among all the nut butters, almond butter has the least amount of calories, which can be an added benefit to those on a weight-loss exercise regimen. The flavour is rich and the texture is smooth and gooey. Add a spoonful to your smoothies or oatmeal.
Another one of the most popular nut butters is peanut butter. The Butternut Co. range of high protein peanut butters has chocolate, organic, unsweetened, crunchy and honey varieties all packed with nutrients and energy.
So, whether it’s a healthy peanut butter & banana milkshake, or a bowl of oats with almond butter, nut butter is perfect for anyone looking for a quick energy fix after vigorous exercise. It is easy to include nut butter in various dishes or can even be eaten as it is. When you want something different, try out any of our many recipes with nut butter shared here – https://www.thebutternutcompany.com/recipes/
Nut butter is the perfect partner-in-crime of any serious health and fitness enthusiast. Have you explored it enough?