Happy National Peanut Butter Lovers Day!!
I LOVE peanut butter. Before adopting a healthier lifestyle, I would buy the reduced fat variety and just eat it right out of the jar with a spoon. Heaven.
I always thought I was making a healthier choice by going for reduced fat PB. (I knew devouring the jar wasn’t healthy.) While reduced fat peanut butter does contain less fat, the fat has been replaced with maltodextrin, a carbohydrate that is used as filler in many processed foods, according to Eat This, Not That.
Reduced fat peanut butter ends up having empty calories, more sugar and a 10 calorie savings compared to regular PB.
So go for the real stuff. Buy peanut butter with the following list of ingredients: peanuts.