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Is peanut butter bad to eat?

I have been adding a little peanut butter in to my oatmeal or eating it w/ an apple. Is that bad and will it put a damper on my loosing weight?

Tue. Jun 7, 2:58pm

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Peanut butter has a LOT of fat, calories, sugar in it. Have you tried the all-natural kind, like Adams or Laura Scudders? If you really like peanut butter it's probably better to buy that than the regular brands. I know the natural stuff has less sugar, that's for sure.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 3:01 PM

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Everything is fine in moderation. Usually when I do PB, i only use 1 TBSP (serving size is 2 TBSP) Just make sure you are counting it in your daily calorie allotment!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 3:02 PM

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Just remember that peanut butter that is not organic or natural often has added hydronated oils and high fructose corn syrup. Neither of those things are good for you! Try cashew butter or almond butter from a health food store like Whole Foods or Trader Joes. Much better option, in my opinion.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 3:08 PM

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heard peanuts are a type of carcinogens

If you still want the protein, I agree with above. cashew and almond butter are extraordinary.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005, 3:13 PM

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Yeah, but at some point or other, almost *everything* has been labeled a carcinogen. If I didn't eat anything that was at one point labeled as "bad" for me, I'd be living a ridiculously limited life. No thanks.

If you like peanut butter, I say eat it. I love the natural peanut butters available now, as they're not only better for you w/out all the processed stuff, but I also think they taste SO much better! Definitely eat in moderation, as a little goes a long way in terms of cal and fat content. A little peanut butter is very satisfying, so there's really no need to go overboard anyway.

I usually eat some with breakfast to just add a bit of protein and fat, especially with a multigrain or whole wheat english muffin. Also, if I have an intense sweet/hunger craving, I get out a small cereal spoon, get some peanut butter on it, and eat it slowly. Very satisfying if I don't have anything else around.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005, 10:17 AM

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