3 Reasons Why Pintful Is The Healthiest Peanut Butter For You
1. Pintful Uses Only All-Natural Or Organic Ingredients
At Pintful we pride ourselves on not only creating the best tasting peanut butter but making sure it’s just as good for you and the environment around you. With that being said we only use the best ingredients ground and blended up in our peanut butter.
Eating all-natural or organic foods have a wide array of benefits just inside of your own body such as:
- Intaking Fewer Pesticides and Heavy Metals
- Intaking More Healthy Fats
- When it comes to a higher amount of plants, nuts, and organic meats and milk, it’s shown they can have about 50% more omega-3 fatty acids, which are not generally not found in processed foods. Omega-3 fatty acids are increasing insulin sensitivity and lowering cholesterol allowing you to lose weight, but also promote mental clarity, brain development, and muscle development for children and adults.
- Plant-Based And Natural Diets Reduced Animal Cruelty And Growth Hormone Use
- FDA has done it’s best to limit the use of growth hormone and animal cruelty in large slaughterhouses. But with a majority of our meats coming abroad or from these slaughterhouses, it’s still a large problem. Not only for the animals, but traces of these hormone’s still make it to consumers. This leads to antibiotic resistance in many people and worse an increased risk of cancer.
- Improves Gut Health
- This one is key. Eating a plant-based diet or only natural/organic foods can increase your gut health and strength your gut microbiome. It can lead to reduced levels of disease-causing bacteria in obese people, as well as reduced weight, inflammation, and cholesterol levels. But that’s just the start of the importance of gut health. Which has been proven to affect digestion, mental clarity, immunity, muscle recovery, and weight management.
If You’re Truly Looking For Health, Vitality, And Strength Inside Your Body And Out Eating Natural And Organic Foods Is Almost A Non-negotiable.
Which is why every ingredient in Pintful fits that bill. Giving you everything your body needs in a healthy snack allowing you to be your best self, while keeping the environment happy as well.
To prove it well go through our short ingredient list step by step:
- All-natural Spanish peanuts
- Our peanut butter base which boasts a good helping of Fiber and other nutrients such as phytonutrients and manganese
- Organic Sprouted Whole Grain Brown Rice Protein
- 100% organic plant-based protein that contains nothing added and nothing to hide. Adding some extra Fiber as well as allowing Pintful to have 12 grams of sustainable protein inside every serving.
- Atlantic Sea Salt
- Although sea salt cannot be organic, we make sure you’re getting the very best with fresh sea salt certified from the Atlantic ocean. Allowing Pintful to have the same flavor, but less than normally added sodium.
- Organic Stevia Powder
- To give the peanut butter the touch of sweetness you know and love. Just a small amount will do, but stevia also has some awesome benefits such as aiding in weight loss, anticancer abilities, lowers cholesterol and more!
These ingredients make us the only high-protein peanut butter that not only has only organic additives but is vegan, non-gmo, gluten, soy, and dairy-free, pet-friendly, and has no added sugar, preservatives, or oils.
2. Pintful Contains 50% More Protein
Protein is the being the building blocks of our muscles are an absolutely essential macronutrient. And is agreed upon by almost every expert that protein intake is of the utmost importance. It even goes beyond strength and muscle mass and has some many other health benefits as well.
Scientific Benefits Of Eating More Protein:
- Protein Reduces Hunger And Appetite
- Increases Strength And Muscle Mass
- Leads To Better Bone Health
- Reduces Late Night Cravings
- Increases Fat Burning By Increasing Metabolism
- Lowers Blood Pressure
- Aids In Long-Term Weight Loss
- Keeps Kidneys Healthy (Not The Other Way Around)
- Helps In Injury Recovery
- Anti-Aging And Prevents Muscle Wasting
*Source – Healthline.com and my own experimentation with high protein diets.
But most Americans are actually deficient in their daily protein intake, even after showing all these benefits.
This Is Why Pintful Packs In 12 Grams (50% More!!) Protein In Every Serving!
We understand that eating a natural, plant-based, or healthy diet can consist of a lot of protein and may be tough to hit those targets. We also understand and know you do as well that getting enough protein is essential for fueling your everyday activities when you’re hard at work. So we packed in extra protein to give you the fuel you need. Only 1 other high-protein peanut butter packs in as much as we do! But with Pintful, it’s 100% plant-based and minimally processed so it can go right to work giving you the added benefits of the protein as well as natural/organic food benefits on your health.
3. Pintful Only Has 3 Grams Net Carbs And No Added Sugar
Let’s face it, it’s a well known fact that sugar is not great for your overall health. And there’s no real reason to have added sugar or carbohydrates when the food you love doesn’t need it. So we cut as much as we could out of our peanut butter because we know and have felt the benefits of a low carb diet.
Advantages Of A Diet Lower In Carbs
- Lowers Your Appetite And Hunger Signals
- Leads To More Weight Loss
- Increase Fat Loss In Abdominal Region
- Fat Molecules In Your Body Decrease
- Increased Levels Of Good Cholesterol
- Reduced Blood Sugar And Insulin Levels
- Reduced Blood Pressure
- Lowers Risk Of Metabolic Syndrome And Type-2 Diabetes
- Improves The Pattern Of Bad Cholesterol
- Therapeutic For Several Brain Disorders
These advantages make it rather clear that there is no need for added carbs and especially sugar. As sugar itself is linked to to drastically increase the risk of many diseases, including obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. So not only is it disease prevention to keep these unneeded carbohydrates out of your diet, but aid in healthy body function and weight loss/management. Which is why we added no sugar at all and the only sugar that is in Pintful is naturally found in the peanuts that produce peanut butter.
On Top Of That, Pintful Only Has 3 Grams Net Carbs Making It The Only Keto-Approved High-Protein Peanut Butter!!
Although keto may not be for everyone. We understand the health benefits and side effects of it leading to increased mental clarity, fat burning, and even having an appetite suppressant effect throughout the day. So we wanted to make sure if you decide ketogenic dieting is for you that you can still enjoy mounds of the peanut butter you know and love.
Full Nutrition Label Breakdown
Pintful Peanut Butter Vs. Other Peanut Butters
When thinking about health in general, let alone the healthiest food or diet for you, it’s crucial to think about all aspects of what goes into a healthy diet. Not just the numbers on the nutrition facts, but where it’s sourced from and what processes and ingredients are truly making up those numbers. And when looking at the numbers not just calories, but a step down from there at macro-nutrients (fats, carbohydrates, and protein). Even from there you can dive deeper down into the different kinds of each macro-nutrient and the health benefits of those (for example saturated versus trans fat, or fiber versus sugar). And it doesn’t even stop there! But micro-nutrients that help your body function correctly can’t be ignored (talking about what is labeled as vitamins and minerals). As we go step by step through this together, not only will we explain a bit what each is and why it’s good or not so good for you. But also, how Pintful strives to give you the maximum health benefits in every spoonful, truly making it the healthiest peanut butter.
Calories for some reason have been labeled as bad by the media and that is slowly changing and is much needed. For calories in its basic sense, are absolutely needed to sustain your life. They are the building blocks of energy that your body uses as fuel whether it be to run your bodily functions and needed organs or to power through a tough workout. Obviously, too many calories lead to fat storage and weight gain which is why many people find calories a bad thing and foods with high calories a no-no. But the perfect amount can lead to absolutely perfect physique, the body, mental health, clarity, and wellness that you are looking for. Because when it comes to weight-loss, maintenance, muscle gain whatever your goal maybe it’s more about what’s in those calories that the amount there is.
With that being said let’s dive into Pintful’s calories and nutritional information (picture below). Pintful has 200 calories in a 2 tbsp. serving. Stacking that up against other natural peanut butters (picture to the right), you can see that it’s roughly the same, Pintful actual has 10 fewer calories ?. As it takes about 16 ounces of fresh peanuts to make 16 ounces of peanut butter, and all having the same serving size, there shouldn’t and won’t be much of a difference between natural peanut butters. This is a great number for a serving as it can help keep you full and fueled with 200 calories for whatever your day may hold without overloading you with too many calories at one time. (Although if you eat a whole pint of Pintful, you won’t be too mad at yourself?) But really where Pintful sets itself apart is what’s in the calories, aka the macro-nutrients.
Now that you’ve seen Pintful’s nutrition label against a standard natural peanut butters label, we can really start to dive into how it’s better for your gut, mind, digestive system, and body in general.
But first what are macro-nutrients?
Macro-nutrients are the largest nutrients that actually make up the number of calories in a specific food. These are Fats, Carbohydrates (carbs), and Protein. Every single food with calories contains these macro-nutrients. Roughly speaking Fats have a high-calorie rate per gram than carbs and protein. So they end up being more filling and satiating. Fats have roughly 9 calories in every gram, compared to carbs and protein which roughly have about 4 calories per gram.
And like we talked about before, the thing that makes food’s healthy or unhealthy is how that calorie count is made up not as much the calorie count themselves. But how these macro-nutrients are spread out to hit your dietary needs so you can hit your goals.
Pintful’s macro-nutrient profile vs. natural peanut butter
Deeper Dive Into Fats
Fats are an essential macro-nutrient to your bodies functions. You can read a load about fats here, but we’ll sum it up for you. Fats are broken down into 3 categories Saturated Fat, Trans Fat, and Unsaturated Fats.
Saturated fats are fats found in the body and technically don’t need to be digested. Diets high in saturated fats are proven to lead to higher cholesterol levels and increased risk of heart disease. And it’s all-around agreed upon to limit your saturated fat intake. This does not mean limiting fats at all, but just saturated fats which are found in high levels in fatty meats such as bacon, full-fat cheeses, and desserts.
Pintful is right on par with other natural peanut butters (2-2.5 grams per serving) because well a small amount of saturated fat is naturally inside of peanuts. But luckily for your tummy and overall health concerns, saturated fat is rather low in natural peanut butters as it only takes up roughly 12-15% of the fat intake of peanut butter.
Trans fats are the “bad” fats you’ve heard all about and the original reason fats get their bad name. These are found in cookies, chips, crackers, and all that junk food, that’s quite obviously not contributing to healthy diet and lifestyle. These fats raise insulin resistance and cholesterol, ultimately leading to fat gain and increased risk of heart disease. It’s recommended to limit these partially hydrogenated oils (another name for trans fat) as much as possible aka it’s good to get 0 grams of trans fat in your diet.
To keep it plain and simple, there is no trans fat found in Pintful! (Yayy! For Pintful!! ??) Or any other truly natural peanut butters. But be warned, when looked at nutrition labels some processed and unnatural peanut butters may contain trans fat! The FDA allows products that contain trans fat to keep their label at 0 if it has under 0.49 grams per serving. So look out for partially hydrogenated oils on the nutrition label!! (Hint: Check Peter Pan’s and Skippy’s ingredients….)
Unsaturated fats to the rescue! These unsaturated fatty acids improve blood cholesterol levels and insulin sensitivity when they replace saturated and trans fats (aka load up on these)! Unsaturated fatty acids have two catogories poly and mono. These are found naturally in healthy foods such as avocados, nuts, olives, and seeds. These also hold the beloved Omega-3’s and 6’s which you’ve probably heard of through fish oil supplements. These fatty acids can have wonderful effects on your health beyond increasing insulin sensitivity and lowering cholesterol, but also promote mental clarity, brain development, and muscle development for children and adults. So get your filling of these!
And lucky for you Pintful and all natural peanut butter’s are filled with unsaturated fats. Although it’s not on our label just yet, we run right par with all other butters with 4.5 grams of poly and 9 grams mono unsaturated fats.
Deeper Dive Into Carbohydrates
Carbohydrates, although not needed (see the ketogenic diet here), are your bodies first fuel choice. You can read up a bunch about carbohydrates here, but we’ll give you a brief run down again. Pintful gives you only 5.5 grams of carbs in total and only 3 grams net carbs, making it the only high-protein peanut butter that is keto approved!
Carbs are broken down into three categories. Simple carbs, complex carbs, and fiber.
Simple carbs are mostly made up of sugar and different kinds of sugar. Plain and simple, sugar is widely recommended by experts to be limited as possible. These simple and refined carbs are incredibly damaging to your body and mind, as they are stripped of all their fiber and most of their micro-nutrients that contribute to good health. Eating refined or simple carbs are linked to drastically increase the risk of many diseases, including obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But simple carbs still make up the majority of the standard American diet today.
Needless to say, we took this into mind knowing simple carbs are some of the absolute worst things you could ingest, Pintful contains no added sugar. But natural peanut butters, in general, do contain 1 gram of sugar which happens to be naturally inside of the peanut. Watch out for processed or unnatural peanut butters like your classic Skippy, Peter Pan, Jif, and store-brand as they contain usually between 2-3 grams (if not more) of added sugar! ?
Complex carbs are simply unprocessed carbohydrates. Unlike simple carbs, these are not stripped of their nutrients, vitamins, and antioxidants and are whole grained. So our body digests them slower, leading to a lower insulin spike and generally less fat gain than simple carbohydrates. These carbs are usually the ones you hear about being good when thinking of good vs. bad carbs. And are recommended to be the majority (if not all) of your carbohydrate intake on a daily basis as they lead to better weight management, energy and insulin levels, cholesterol levels, and so much more.
Most of Pintful’s complex carbohydrate count is double that of its simple carb count at 2 grams per serving. A small amount to keep carbs low and keto-approved as there is no need to add extra carbohydrates when they aren’t needed! Natural peanut butters are roughly the same as well, with this count being the norm in the peanuts that make peanut butter.
Fiber is the name for the undigestable parts of plant-based foods. You can read a bit more about fiber here if you’re interested, but per usual here’s the quick run down. Unlike other carbs, it cannot be broken down into digestible sugar molecules. Which means that for the most part, fiber passes through the intestinal tract intact. Fiber on its way through does a ton of work though and is highly recommended to be a large part of our diets. It is important to digestion, weight management, blood sugar regulation, cholesterol maintenance and so much more. It has also been linked to longevity and decreasing the risk of cancer.
Pintful packs in the Fiber like no other provided a tad more fiber than your standard natural peanut butter! Although all natural peanut butter’s are high in Fiber which is awesome, Pintful adds a bit more with its organic plant-based protein adding an extra .5 grams per serving to help aid in digestion and keep it as low net carb as possible.
Deeper Dive Into Protein
Finally, protein, my favorite macro-nutrient of them all. As always you can read more about protein here. Protein is a macro-nutrient made up of amino acids. Protein is the essential macro-nutrient when it comes to muscle building, recovery, and maintenance. Diets higher in protein have also been linked to weight loss, higher energy levels, decreased brain fog, improved blood glucose levels, and even improved mental clarity and comprehension. Diets higher in protein are also known to keep your satiated, aka fuller for longer so you don’t keep running back to the kitchen! On top of that it takes more work for your digestive system to convert protein to calories, so you’re burning more calories and fat with protein than any other macro-nutrient.
There’s a good reason why bodybuilders, fitness addicts, personal trainers, and people with the best physiques around the world intake a diet high in protein. Because it has awesome benefits! But following a vegan or natural diet, it can be tough to get in all the protein your body, mind, and muscles need. That’s where Pintful comes in.
Pintful packs in 12 grams of protein in every serving. That’s 50% more than standard peanut butter, natural or not!! ???
On top of that, our protein is 100% sustainable plant-based protein which is more easily digested and better for your gut microbiome as we described above. So if you’re looking to lose weight, gain muscle, or just live a healthier or more balanced life Pintful packs in all the macro-nutrients you need and none you don’t to make it the healthiest peanut butter in the world when it comes to its macro-nutrient profile.