Is Peanut Butter Healthy?
YES!! IF you choose the right kind!!!
Ingredients are everything in all that you consume and peanut 🥜 butter is no exception
The nut butter world is FULL of sneaky marketing trying to trick you into thinking that things are "natural" or "healthy", but they're actually full of preservatives or added sugar.
Let me give a few examples:
1. Original Jif: Ah, the classic peanut butter! Unfortunately, this peanut butter has fully hydrogenated oils and mono/diglycerides. Both of these help increase shelf life + save costs for food companies, but also affect heart health by increasing “bad” (LDL) cholesterol, lowering “good” (HDL) cholesterol, + promoting inflammation/obesity. YIKES.😳 .
2. "NATURAL" JIF WITH HONEY: This doesn't have those nasty preservatives anymore. But what about that palm oil? While not a direct health impact, palm oil has MASSIVE environmental impacts, including large-scale deforestation and loss of critical habitat for endangered species. Also I chose to use a pb with honey here because "honey" is a buzzword companies use to market a more "natural" sweetener. Additionally, this honey one has the EXACT nutrition information and ingredients as plain Jif. DOUBLE YIKES.😖 .
3. "NATURAL" PB&CO WITH HONEY: Has palm oil, and also contains an insane amount of added sugars in it! .
4. Simple Truth Organic: The peanut butter shown only has TWO ingredients! My personal favorite is Simple truth organic (stir kind) with just peanuts and salt
⬇️ TOP TIP⭐️ If you want those delicious flavored nut butters, like cinnamon raison pb... just buy the pb and add those things yourself!😍 The more you know, the better you can control what goes to fuel your body!