Have you been fed the myth that peanut butter is the next best thing to sliced bread? And, that peanut butter AND sliced bread create a nutrition-packed dream team? Then, this article is for you! Learn the truth about what peanut butter really contributes to your health … and what to choose instead.
In the interest of time, tact, and taste … I’ll just cut to the chase.
If you’re a fan of peanut butter let’s set the record straight. First of all, peanuts are not a nut at all – they’re a legume.
Legumes – in general – contribute to whole body inflammation more than nuts. Legumes are also not a good source of the much-needed omega 3’s we’re all looking for.
Peanut butter actually contributes to the problem of whole body inflammation rather than being a healthy solution. Far from it.
Peanuts ADD to the problems of whole body inflammation, leaky gut, blood sugar insulin spikes, fatigue, food sensitivities, SIBO, autoimmune reactions, cognitive dysfunction, and more.
These are all hallmark concerns in the not-so-healthy world of fibromyalgia, diabetes, arthritis, autoimmune, and chronic illness.
This article sums up three simple reasons why peanut butter is a problem food and what to reach for instead. Here’s what Mike Geary of the Nutritional Watchdog has to say:
Years ago, I remember hearing one of my favorite health advocates, Doug Kaufmann of Know the Cause say that peanuts and corn are two of the most contaminated food sources in America. To read up on this powerful topic from Dr. Axe, check this out.
Plus, if you’re still thinking that whole wheat bread is a good option, check out this quick post that compares a slice of bread to a Snicker’s bar.
Of course, I wouldn’t advocate either one.
The point is that there are ALWAYS healthier options. I gave up peanut butter more than a decade ago and don’t miss it one bit. There are SO many far-tastier alternatives to choose from!
What are your favorite substitutes for peanut butter? And, what are your favorite ways to enjoy them?