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.
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.
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.