Ever wondered what helps — from the inside out — to keep your skin glowing and moisturized? The healthy fats (monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats) we consume through our diet. Peanut butter has a lot of these healthy fats. Hydrated skin is also one way to prevent the signs of premature aging, like wrinkles. Plus, there’s some science linking monounsaturated fats with preventing UV damage to your skin, according to a paper published in Nutrients. The omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids found in this nut butter help with cell membrane health too, per WebMD.
Peanut butter also contains quite a lot of protein, which is essential for collagen and keratin production and protection from free radicals, both of which benefit your skin. Furthermore, peanut butter contains lutein, a carotenoid with anti-inflammatory properties that is often associated with preventing age-related macular disease. Lutein is also linked with increasing your skin’s elasticity.
But even with its many benefits, there are some things to consider if you want to eat peanut butter every day for skin health.