Anywhere you look, there are gyms, fitness centers, yoga parlors, among countless other establishments, that promote physical movement and active lifestyle. People are now more conscious of keeping fit and staying within their ideal weight. Part of staying healthy is, of course, diet. Quick to adapt every diet fad that comes their way—
South Beach, Atkin’s and Mediterranean—they won’t mind spending a little bit extra for organic and healthier options.
One food option that they can integrate into their diet is probably something that they have loved while growing up and is readily available on the dining table or the cupboard: Lily’s Peanut Butter. Yes, the iconic local brand that has delighted the palate of generations of Filipinos can fit into a reportaire of tasty, organic and healthy food sources. Have a listen.
Lily’s Peanut Butter is the only brand in the market that only has two main ingredients: high quality peanuts and sugar wash. That’s it! No extenders, no preservatives, no artificial flavoring and coloring. This means that one can slather the spread lavishly on bread or use it as an ingredient in a main course (kare-kare, perhaps?) or in sumptuous desserts like peanut butter cookies or home-made ice cream. Widely available in supermarkets nationwide, Lily’s Peanut Butter won’t look out of place in an organic store.
Because of its purity and consistency, one can make the most out of the health benefits of Lily’s Peanut Butter. For one, it’s loaded with protein, one of the major building blocks of food (alongside carbohydrates and fat) which is responsible for the building and repairing of muscles. Two tablespoons of Lily’s Peanut Butter can contain as much as seven grams of protein. That’s good news for gym buffs who need to have a boost of protein after their workout. Vegetarians, who have sworn off protein from animals, can also indulge on Lily’s Peanut Butter without the guilt.
Those who are trying to lose weight can rely on the energy-giving calories of Lily’s Peanut Butter. Aside from protein, it also has deitic fiber that makes one feel less full but still be energized for the day. As a bonus, it even has “trytophan,” a kind of amino acid that encourages the production of the happy hormone serotonin which improves mood and combats depression.
For those taking care of their hearts, Lily’s Peanut Butter is a worthy ally. In the absence of hydrogenated oil (trans fat) that is blamed for clogging arteries, it has monosaturated fat, the kind of fat championed by Mediterranean diet for being heart-friendly. Oleic acid, its main component, is found to lower the risk of heart disease and even Type 2 diabetes.
Students and professional, who need sustained brain power, can count on Lily’s Peanut Butter for its Vitamin B complex. Its niacin component is long known to boost brain function, increase memory power and recently, is shown to reduce risk from developing Alzheimer’s disease. Pregnant women who have supplemented their diet with foliate, another form of Vitamin B, are found to have reduced the neural defect in their newborn to as much as 70 percent. Now, that’s good news for mothers!
With all of these benefits, it’s interesting to know that Lily’s Peanut Butter has even more to offer: P-coumaric and resveratrol that fight certain cancers; manganese that helps in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, the absorption of calcium and the regulation of blood sugar; and even trace amount of copper does the double duty of lowering bad cholesterols while increasing the good ones.
Indeed, Lily’s Peanut Butter packs a punch with its many health benefits that cater to the young and the young-at-heart. The best part is, Lily’s Peanut Butter has maintained rich nutty taste, consistent texture and full-bodied aroma that make being healthy a delight.
For more details on the healthy goodness of Lily’s Peanut Butter, you can visit their website at www.mylilys.com, send an email at [email protected] and follow them in Facebook (lilyspeanutbutter), Instagram (@lilyspeanutbutter) or Twitter (@lilysPBofficial). For inquiries on Food Service, you may also call (02)741-2555 loc. 13.
by Eccentric Yet Happy