Today’s topic is why peanut butter is horrible for you and your kids.
From a nutritional standpoint, a 100 g portion (6 tablespoons) of peanut butter contains:
- Carbohydrate: 20 grams of carbs (13% of calories), 6 of which are fiber.
- Protein: 25 grams of protein (15% of calories), which is quite a lot. But it’s incomplete protein and LOW in essential amino acids.
- Fat: 50 grams of fat, totaling about 72% of calories.
So, it’s very high in fat and dense in calories. This 100-gram portion, which is 6 small tablespoons, is about 600 calories!
5 BIG Negatives
There are also 5 big negatives with it and why I suggest you should avoid eating peanut butter or even peanuts in general.
- High In Trans Fats & Added Sugars – both of which are toxic to your health and can cause issues with your heart, brain, colon, nervous system, blood sugar, blood pressure, weight gain, inflammation, and pain, etc.
- Highly Allergic – Lots of foods can cause allergic reactions in the body, and peanuts are one of the most common. For some people, they can be very severe and fatal.
- High In Lectins – toxic plant food proteins that bind to carbohydrates and can be harmful to your health and gut. Peanut agglutinin lectin (also called PNA) might show increased instances of colon issues, glandular concerns, and digestive and bowel complications.
- Contains Phytic Acid – which can bind to the nutrients your body needs (vitamins, minerals, etc.) and prevent their absorption in your system. This is also a problem with eating brown rice.
- Contains Aflatoxins – a group of toxic compounds that are made by the molds in certain foods — peanuts being a primary source. This also causes YEAST problems and candida. Diets high in aflatoxins have been linked to liver cancer and impaired child growth.
What’s The Alternative To Peanut Butter?
IF you insist on eating some kind of “nut butter”, then safer ones would be:
Don’t do cashews because they have their own set of problems.
Keeping in mind that both peanuts and cashews are NOT nuts and they are actually legumes, and thus – BEANS.
Wishing you a very happy and healthy day!