I am a huge believer that everyone should read the labels on the food they buy in the grocery store. So of course peanut butter is naturally included in this. Consumers do not realize that sugar, oil, and extra salt are often hidden in what they consider to be a healthy snack. The only ingredient in peanut butter should be PEANUTS. Yes, it is ok for a little extra salt to be added, but you definitely do not need any of the extra junk companies often sneak in.
Ingredients to avoid:
sugar (this will spike your blood sugar levels)
palm oil (is high in saturated fat and promotes heart disease)
hydrogenated vegetable oils (contains trans fat that is bad for cholesterol)
Ingredients that are ok:
peanuts (high in protein)
Some of my favorite brands that you don’t have to feel guilty about eating:
-Teddie Peanut Butter
-Once Again Organic Peanut Butter
-Trader Joes Organic Peanut Butter
Just remember to read the label and you will be golden!
(one of my favorite ways to eat peanut butter is in a big bowl of oatmeal with banana, chia seeds, and granola)