Once upon a time, peanut butter sandwiches were found in lunch bags everywhere. Now, it feels like it’s nearly illegal to walk into any public area with a peanut butter sandwich. Peanuts have gotten themselves a bad rap in the past decade or so, but for those of you who aren’t allergic to peanuts, peanut butter packs some serious benefits.


Peanut Butter Helps You Lose Weight


With roughly 200 calories per serving, calling peanut butter a diet food seems crazy. But, it’s packed with 2g of fiber and 8g or protein per serving as well, which keeps you fuller longer and reduces cravings.


It’s the Good Fat


Peanut Butter is full of heart healthy monounsaturated fats! And studies show that people who ate more mono-fats over carbs or saturated fats had less belly fat.


Reduces Life-Threatening Disease


Believe it or not, the lowly peanut was found to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease, memory impairment, and lowers the chance of colon cancer in women.


Which leads us to believe that our p’nut butter cookies must be pretty healthy for you too ; )