Fitness Tips From PB2
They say abs are made in the kitchen and not in the gym, and we couldn’t agree more. Fitness enthusiasts and nutritionists alike know the best way to become their very best selves is by staying properly nourished and sustained through a healthy diet. Making sure to eat foods with the right amount of nutrients before and after workouts is an absolute game changer and will have you feeling better, recovering faster, and keeping you free from injury!
And we have good news for peanut butter lovers: PB2 is great for you, especially if you’re hitting the gym regularly. Wondering what PB2 is? Basically, PB2 comprises roasted peanuts, sugar, salt, 60 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 5 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, 2 grams of sugar, and 6 grams of protein two-tablespoon serving. In a nutshell (see what we did there?), PB2 has 90% less fat and 70% fewer calories than the same two-tablespoon serving of regular peanut butter.
Knowing what to eat before and after working out is a popular and highly debated topic. Before working out, your goal is to give yourself the food you need to energize your body so that it can sustain your exercise. After working out, your muscles are fatigued and therefore, are in need of replenishment. Peanut butter, particularly PB2, is one of the only foods that is both good for having before and after workouts.
Peanut butter’s unique combination of carbs, fats, and proteins makes it the perfect pre-workout snack or meal regardless of the exercise type you are doing. For example, if you are doing a cardio workout, your body needs carbohydrates and fat as those are the two primary fuel sources. For a strength or lifting session, your body needs protein. See what we’re saying, peanut butter composes all of the fuel types you need!
Because it is a good source of protein, PB2 helps maximize your body’s ability to recover. Some use peanut butter for building muscle because of this high protein. However, others use peanut butter after a workout because of its ability to keep you full for long periods of time. The “fullness” is due to peanut butter’s rich fats and protein. Feeling full allows one to eat less and therefore, contributes to weight loss. Outside of increasing muscle and losing weight, peanut butter has other impressive health benefits. Including, peanut butter consumption helps manage diabetes as well as promote heart health.
With our incredible nutritional composition, we can safely say PB2 can be added to pretty much any recipe and have a minimal effect on total calories but a maximum effect on nutritional value. Regardless of whether you’re trying to lose weight or put on muscle, PB2 is a gamechanger for peanut butter lovers everywhere.
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