One of our favorite snacks around here is celery and peanut butter.
It was also one of my favorite snacks when I was a kid!
Who says it’s just for kids, adults can benefit from this
healthy snack as well!
Eating celery with peanut butter provides a balance of all three essential nutrients: protein, carbohydrates and fat. While celery has almost no protein or healthy fats, peanut butter has both. According to the USDA, one large stalk of celery has just 10 calories, 0.5 g protein, no fat, 2 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber and 1 g natural sugar. Two tablespoons of smooth peanut butter have 190 calories, 8 g protein, 16 g fat, 6 g carbohydrates, 2 g fiber and 3 g sugar. Of the 16 g fat in the peanut butter, 3 g are saturated.
* source livestrong.com click link to learn more.
This water-loaded vegetable has a rep for being all crunch and no nutrition. But ditch that mindset: Celery contains stealth nutrients that heal.
Why it’s healthy: “My patients who eat four sticks of celery a day have seen modest reductions in their blood pressure — about 6 points systolic and 3 points diastolic,” says Mark Houston, M. D., director of the Hypertension Institute at St. Thomas Hospital, in Nashville. It’s possible that phytochemicals in celery, called phthalides, are responsible for this health boon. These compounds relax muscle tissue in artery walls and increase bloodflow, according to nutritionist Jonny Bowden, Ph. D., author of “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth.” And beyond the benefits to your BP, celery also fills you up — with hardly any calories.