Saturday, 11 April 2009

Peanut Butter

Peanut butter is one of the weightlifting power performance foods, yet is one that many people over look. This is strange given everyone knows about the great nutritional values of nuts, I suppose the issue is that they see the word butter in the name and worry about all the fat.

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For those lacking the ability to take in the calories they need, peanut butter is the food for them. For those who find it hard to take in their daily intake of good fats and proteins...peanut butter is the food for them.

Granted peanut butter shouldnt be eaten constantly, but for those who wish to make the most from their training a good spoonful of the nutty buttery goodness wont hurt.

For those who are unsure the nutritional facts speak for themselves.

100 grams of peanut butter roughly returns the following

Calories - 599
Protein - 28 grams
Fat - 53 grams (only 9 grams from saturates with a Cholesterol of zero)
Carbohydrates - 15 grams (4 grams of sugar and 9 grams of fibre)

Peanut butter also accounts for the following of a mans daily intake

Vitamin A - 6%
Vitamin C - 1%
Iron - 8%