I've been known to have nut butter and coconut butter feature in many of my breakfasts:
So, we all know that nut butter is good- in small amounts- full of healthy fats etc.
What about coconut butter? There's been a lot of hype over coconut- especially coconut oil lately, for its high saturated fat content. Even in this months Healthy Food Guide magazine, coconut oil was thrown into the spotlight.
I decided to do a bit of research on coconut butter, to see what's what.. this is what I found- on almost every site I looked on... some great sites include: this one and this one.
- It boosts metabolism- aids in weight loss and increases energy
- full of essential amino acids, calcium and magnesium
- full of healthy fats that keep you feeling fuller for longer
- Healthy skin
The advice I can give you (seeing as I'm not actually a registered dietitian or anything like that) is MODERATION. That's the key with anything, so ENJOY a small amount- and trust me, you will :)
P.S. if you are sticking with me on the coconut butter front- check this website out now!