The best nut butters for runners. It's not just about PB.

The best nut butters for runners. It's not just about PB.

Runners have long-fueled with peanut butter—but in the past few years, other nut butters have angled for the spotlight on our sandwiches and spoons. From almond to pistachio, any nut can be ground into a creamy or crunchy paste, so how do you choose? Here are our top picks for which nuts runners should go for (along with some great DIY tips). Here’s a basic DIY recipe for your favorite nut butter. Peanuts The most common nut butter is a staple in many pantries, but most runners don’t realize just how healthy it is. Peanuts (officially legumes) are high in the complex B-vitamin biotin, which helps regulate blood sugar, as well as manganese, which is good for bones. Peanuts contain a number of antioxidants (including red wine’s resveratrol), which means these legumes are effective for fighting off cancer. DIY TIP: If you like the taste of Skippy add a spoonful of sweetener t...

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