Updated: May 20, 2018
Peanut butter is a good source of vitamins and plant based fats, but we have to be cautious when purchasing it since there are some that are bad for our health.
Thanks to health monster, we know the ingredients to avoid when purchasing peanut butter are:
Palm Oil: Added oils to our diet contribute to empty calories and non-whole food sources of added fats. We’re much better off relying on raw nuts and seeds for fats instead of buying nut and seed butters that have refined sources of added oils.
Hydrogenated or Partially Hydrogenated Oil: These helps products to be thick, creamy, and able to sit on a shelf for months and even a year before it goes bad. These oils have no health benefits and can lead to weight gain and heart problems.
Excessive Sodium: Salt is not our enemy, but when it comes from refined or even mildly processed foods, we should really be cautious about how much we’re consuming. If the product you’re purchasing has over 100 milligrams of sodium per serving (2 tablespoons), you should look at choosing one with lower sodium or one with sea salt. Excessive sodium in processed foods can lead to high blood pressure and poor heart health, not to mention it heightens cravings.
Added Sugars: These add calories that provide little nutrition. It’s also important to remember that when you eat sugary and fatty foods at the same time, it can alter your body’s ability to use insulin efficiently leading to blood sugar problems and possible weight gain.
Many brands out there make products that do not contain any of these ingredients. Some of these include regular nut and seed butters, at Pop Up Shop Kenya BountyNut peanut butter is made available to you, its only ingredients being peanuts and sea salt.
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