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Peanuts & Peanut Butter for Breakfast

A study released in the current British Journal of Nutrition showed that consuming peanut butter or peanuts for breakfast can control blood sugar throughout most of the day. In addition, peanuts and peanut butter caused a significant reduction in hunger for up to 12 hours and a significant increase in the secretion of the hormone PYY that promotes satiety and feelings of fullness.

The researchers suggest that it is the nutritious components of peanuts: protein, fiber, and healthy oils that help to maintain blood sugar control and contribute to feelings of fullness. A healthy peanut or peanut butter breakfast recipe will start your day off on the right foot. You can continue this appetite control throughout the day by adding peanuts to snacks and dinner recipes.

How to Eat Peanut Butter for Breakfast

Try pairing a whole grain bagel with peanut butter instead of butter or cream cheese, or add a handful of peanuts to oatmeal for a great high fiber, high protein meal option that will keep you feeling fuller longer. Make sure to check out the rest of our peanut and peanut butter breakfast ideas.

References: Reis, C., Ribeiro, D., Costa, N., Bressan, J., Alfenas, R., & Mattes, R. (2013).
Acute and second-meal effects of peanuts on glycaemic response and appetite in obese women with high type 2 diabetes risk: A randomised cross-over clinical trial. British Journal of Nutrition, 109(11), 2015-2023. doi:10.1017/S0007114512004217