Is diabetic peanut butter safe?

Natural peanut butter is diabetic-safe. Avoid "low-fat" peanut butter. Although healthful, most manufacturers add sugar to compensate for reduced fat. This increases blood sugar and carbohydrate intake.

Peanuts improve type 2 diabetes patients' health on a low-carb diet, according to research. By substituting specific meals with peanuts or natural peanut butter, you can reduce weight, manage blood sugar, and balance blood fat.

Those without diabetes can regulate their blood sugar with peanut butter. Peanut butter may potentially reduce type 2 diabetes risk. Peanut butter contains unsaturated fats that control insulin and blood sugar. 

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Peanut butter is often criticized for its high calorie count. Peanut butter has 188 calories, 7.7 grams of protein, 6.9 grams of carbs, and 2.4 grams of saturated fat per two-tablespoon serving. Peanut butter can be part of a diabetes-friendly diet in moderation.

In a 2018 research, two tablespoons of peanut butter with white bread and apple juice reduced blood glucose spikes by more than white bread and juice alone. Peanut butter's protein and healthful fats prevent blood sugar spikes.

Peanut butter at breakfast may help manage blood sugar throughout the day. A 2012 study indicated that obese women who ate peanuts or peanut butter in the morning had better blood sugar management throughout the day.

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