There’s much more to peanut butter than you can think of. It ain’t just your delicious protein-packed paste that you can spread on bread, it can do much more than that!
Peanut butter is not only a truly delicious bread spread but also serves many other surprising purposes that you might have never thought of. From repairing scratches to treating hiccups to removing stubborn stickers and many more, this protein-packed ingredient has these amazing uses.
Bubble-blowing that sticky gum is great fun but it can get troublesome when it accidentally gets stuck on your hair, carpet, clothes or elsewhere. Peanut butter is unarguably one of the best ways to get rid of the gum from clothes. The oils present in peanut butter makes gum softer and less pliable and sticky. And since it has oily substance, use liquid stain remover.
Right after a heavy workout regime, you need a protein-packed boost to repair and build muscles and to revive yourself. And so peanut butter is one of the best foods you need to include in your post workout. It has the carbs, fats and proteins your body needs after being stretched to the limit.
Peanut butter is what you got to take when you have persistent hiccups. By slowly eating something thick and soft like peanut butter, your swallowing and breathing patterns break thereby curing the hiccups.
Take a spoonful of peanut butter and put it at the bottom of ice cream cone before adding a scoop. This prevents dripping of melting ice cream out of the bottom of the cone and avoids a mess.
Your favorite CD or DVD with a scratch or two can be smoothed down using peanut butter. When you apply it gently over the CD or DVD and allow it to settle for a while, the scratches will be there but they’ll the oils from the peanuts will temporarily fill them in and smooth them out. This trick also works with fixing up your scratched-up wood furniture. (7.1)
As you already know, peanut butter is a rich source of fibre and protein. According to a study, the health benefits of eating in early years of life will help you in the later years of your lifetime. The researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School found that women consuming peanut butter on a daily basis during ages 9-15 reduced their chances of developing non cancerous breast diseases by 39% by age 30.
Giving medicinal pill to a kid or a pet can be a tedious task. But when you hide it in a lump of peanut butter, they’ll have it with more ease without sulking and throwing much of tantrums.
To prevent spreading of fish or seafood smell from your kitchen, prefer adding a dollop of peanut butter into the frying pan while cooking it up. The peanut butter will absorb the fishy odor while cooking.
Peanut butter can be a great choice for shaving cream if you don’t mind smelling nutty and delicious all the day. It’s cheaper and nourishes your skin with natural oils.
Dull leather can be made shiny and as good as new just by rubbing dabs of peanut butter over it and using a towel or washcloth to wipe it off. This polishing hack can also be applied on leather shoes. (7.2)
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