Monday, May 2, 2011

What's Better? Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter

I've been real busy this last week and haven’t blogged much.  But I’m back on track with the 4th installment of “What’s Better?”  This time it’s Reduced-Fat Peanut Butter.  This is from an article I read in Muscle & Fitness Hers Magazine, which talked about 7 myths of foods we eat that are the healthy alternative.

The Dirt:
Most normal peanut butters, offer as much nutritional goodness as a helping of cake frosting.  Reducing the fat makes it even worse.  A tablespoon of reduced-fat peanut butter contains close to 2 grams of sugar.  If you’re still stuck on wanting to trim out the fat, reduced varieties will only lighten your spoon by a mere 2 grams of fat, mostly on the good-fat side.

The Clean-Up:
Natural Peanut Butter.  Try natural peanut butter (I’ve been eating this for about a year now), made with ONLY TWO INGREDIENTS – peanuts and salt.  Because it’s loaded with mostly protein and healthy fats, an occasional indulgence won’t leave you feeling deprived, and it’ll be easier to ward off cravings.

What I have discovered from eating natural peanut butter is that it must be kept in the refrigerator, and there are no-stir varieties if the natural oil grosses you out.  Note to dieters, peanut butter is considered a healthy fat, not a protein.

1 comment:

  1. I was always amazed how there is no difference between the two. I would take the natural PB anyday too!


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