Is Peanut Butter Healthy for you


Is Peanut Butter Good For You, or Bad?

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Peanut butter is fairly nutritious and is a good source of protein compared to many other plant foods. However, there are a few reasons why eating a. Peanut butter provides a good amount of protein, along with essential vitamins and minerals, such as magnesium, potassium, and zinc. One reason why peanut butter didn’t rank as being good for you in this study may be because people tend to eat peanut butter with foods that are mostly white flour or are high in added sugars.

Peanut butters that contain palm oil and powdered peanut butters can still be a part of a healthy diet, but they come with some other health considerations when choosing which peanut butter is best. Peanut butter also gives you some fiber, some vitamins and minerals (including 200 milligrams of potassium), and other nutrients. Unsalted peanut butter, with 5 milligrams of sodium, has a terrific potassium-to-sodium ratio. Salted peanut butter still has about twice as much potassium as sodium. Peanut Butter Nutrition Table.

Peanuts and peanut butter contain monounsaturated fats, which are linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. They are also high in nutrients such as manganese, tryptophan, niacin (vitamin B3), folate, vitamin E, and copper. Most nuts, as well as peanut butter, are rich in the healthy types of fats and a good source of antioxidant vitamins, plant protein, and dietary fiber.” Type 2.

It’s fair to claim peanut butter as a good source of protein. And even a small serving also contains a lot of important vitamins and minerals. In just two tablespoons, you’ll find 8 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. It’s also a remarkably rich source of manganese, niacin, vitamin E, magnesium, and phosphorous.

Since it contains high levels of both fats, peanut butter will stimulate your body to produce both kinds of cholesterol. It’s worth noting that a serving of peanut butter contains just one gram of unhealthy saturated fat for every 4 grams of beneficial unsaturated fat. The fat in regular peanut butter is mostly the heart-healthy monounsaturated kind, so the only nutritional advantage of powdered peanut butter is.

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It can give you energy, and according to the American Heart Association, the fats in peanut butter don’t raise cholesterol.

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Regular peanut and peanut butter eaters are less likely to develop cardiovascular disease, in part because of the fats these foods contain but also because of their high antioxidant content, which rivals that of strawberries.

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Peanuts are a good source of protein, niacin, phosphorus, magnesium, folic acid and vitamin E, and have dozens of uses beyond peanut butter.

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Almond, macadamia, and other nut or seed butters are a great alternative to peanut butter, but avoid products such as Nutella that include sugar or other sweeteners.

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Peanut butter is an excellent source of protein; however, it is also a high-FAT food.

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Natural peanut butter is lower in sugar than “unnatural” peanut butter, and doesn’t have all the hydrogenated oil.

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Yes, peanut butter has its disadvantages: It tends to stick to the roof of your mouth, it’s high in calories, and it doesn’t go over well when you order it in four-star restaurants.

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Peanut butter, a common form of nut consumption, contains only about 50% of the total antioxidants of peanuts; though not in the top ranks of antioxidant-containing foods, it is still an important contributor.

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Besides, peanut and other nut butters are sources of healthy fats that are good for your heart and cholesterol levels.

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Research on more than 260,000 people indicates that eating one serving of nuts or peanut butter five times a week can reduce the risk of heart disease by 50 percent (Kris-Etherton et al. 2001).

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  • Hows about home made peanut butter? I dont add sugar just added salt and 1 table spoon olive oil per 250gram peanut,its good or no?what ur opinion doctor?

  • Beware of those so called doctors are working for media and those are working for real hospital! Endorsement adds are the main profit for the multi billions of dollars media projects! Audience is like free paid actors!!! They are told when to clap when to keep silent and when to boooo!!!

  • The last time I saw this Doctor Evil on a show title (RIP metabolism )he said that cost by peanuts and now this! American/ and every one around the world! this guy is a deceitful/Dishonest individual he should not be trusted on anything else That come out of his mouth!

  • Sigh! Unless you have an autoimmune condition or/and candida overgrowth or don’t want to risk cancer from the very likely mycotoxic peanuts! Simply search “mycotoxins in food” and see! They found over 20 mycotoxins in STERILIZED peanuts!
    And besides that, I heard that peanut oil is extremely bad for the heart.
    And besides that, if there’s palm oil in your peanut butter it doesn’t only harm you but the endangered orangutan and other animals where they grow it!

  • I love peanut butter. I mostly use the just peanuts version. I also like almond butter. My favorite is to melt some dark chocolate and peanut butter in microwave and eat with strawberries or other fruit.

  • I don’t know where you are but almost every grocery store has a natural peanut butter with nothing added but salt. Just an aside if the oil floating to the top bothers you, put the lid on extra tight and turn it upside down. Turn it right side up and let it sit a few minutes it will settle and not require as much stirring. I eat natural peanut butter just of a spoon once in a while, not every day. I have lost 50lbs and been at my goal weight about 4 months. Peanut butter is not bad unless you overeat.

  • Awesome information, I stopped eating it Saturday, I’ve been eating it everyday for 5 years.
    Inflammation is red hot, made serious changes.

  • 2:13 he completely ignored the question

    You absolutely can over-eat nuts and peanut butter, very easily. They are very calorie dense

  • I try to get the peanut butter that doesn’t have a ton of sugar or added oils in it. But for me its hard for me to eat alot of it keeps me full.

  • The world’s healthiest LOW CAL Peanut Butter is PB-2 it would help many of your clients/ subscribers to lose fat and be able to have a healthier snake at home

  • My heart dr. actually told me that peanut butter was good for my heart. I went on to tell him that only all natural pb with just peanuts & salt is healthy. The ones with sugar & palm oil are not.

  • My hair were falling badly and I didn’t know what to do..
    Then I started to take peanuts on regular basis.believe me my hair falling stopped within days….it’s miracle for hair also..m

  • He said “Peanuts are good for your heart” but never said “Peanut butter is good for your heart”
    You add in oil, butter, sugar and preservatives in peanut butter and eat it thinking its good….
    It’s funny how dumb people are!!!

  • Natural peanut butter!!!! most commercial peanut butter has trans fat mixed in as a food stabilizer, you are doing more harm then good. Doctor Oz is misinforming you on this one.

  • Watch this for the opposite information!
    I hope he checked at least that there is nobody who risks instant death from just smelling peanuts!

  • How much is enough of peanut butter I love it I can stop I just eat 1 spoon of it or some times 2 with my corn flakes the flakes are the kind that have no sugar also the peanut butter it a mix honey +peanut butter / omg I just spilled the milk why writing this ��

  • I use peanut butter to satisfy my sweet craving and to keep my sugar down. It works. I crave sweets so bad sometimes. I got the info from my doctor. I take a spoon and just dip it into the jar. No, I don’t just keep eating, because one teaspoon does the trick.

  • It’s seems to me many of Authority Nutrition’s videos are missing pertinent information in the presentation made on the subject, however I believe this one is close to spot on. The only thing I could see was that was omitted is the fact that peanuts used for butter are roasted, and not just the raw peanut. Therefore some of the nutrition is destroyed in the process, and that raw nuts are a better choice.

  • In one second he says its bad then says its not bad to eat,huh? excess consumption of one food can be bad so eat in moderation and you’ll be find.

  • The information you talk is need for the dress up and stage for regular information anybody can read on�� they have celebrity doctors to….na just a dude who knew

  • there is some research that indicates peanut butter is carcinogenic and contains natural toxins so I’ve cut it out and eat almond butter instead

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  • Nut butters are for people who struggle to gain weight. If you’re trying to maintain or lose weight, stick to 1-2 tablespoons for one day.

  • It is so true… the ones I like the most are skippy and jiff… but I don’t buy them.. I only buy one ingredient peanut butter.. peanuts and usually organic

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  • I love peanut butter I make my own homemade no bake chocolate cookies. I am deathly allergic to almonds from a flu shot injury but I can still eat peanut butter. Do you have any suggestions for a healthy peanut butter that is not made on the same equipment as tree nuts? I could go into anaphylactic shock if don’t get a peanut butter free of traces of tree nuts.

  • I’ve heard some info on peanut butter being bad for you so I started watching this video. About halfway through I said to myself, “Who cares, it’s not like I’m giving it up either way!” ����

  • Anyone watched this with the English captions? “I told you have to have 20 penis three times a week! �� Think that was at around 2.32.

  • I absolutely love peanut butter and my favorite is the Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted. That said, I’ve stopped eating peanut butter almost completely-not because of any food rules or health or diet concerns, but because my body just isn’t digesting it well. I find that, in the past couple of years, I don’t feel good after I’ve eaten peanut butter. Sad, but feeling good has become more important to me. I’m counting this as positive progress.

  • Usually overweight women have muffins for breakfast and salad for lunch. Like they just dont get it…. They never eat protein
    Just sugar and carbs and lettuce which is 97 percent water.

  • l tried switching to natural peanut butter (peanuts and salt). The problem is there isn’t enough oil in it, it’s too thick to spread on toast and very dry now l just stop eating.

  • Eating peanuts are very healthy and part of a balances diet. They control blood pressure, heart, prevent diabetes and strokes and very nutritious. But even tho peanuts are healthy, peanut butter isn’t.
    It is full of omega 6 fats which can lead to inflammation, skin problems, asthma, respiratpry diseases heart disease and cancer.
    Many peanut butter are processed and manufactured with stabilisers which add trans fatty to the substance. Sometimes salt and sugar is added along with maltodextrj which is bad for ur blood sugar levels and vegetable oils which is already chemically processed and loaded with omega 6 fatty acids as well as peanuts having lots of omega 6 on its own.
    If u want to get benefits, eat peanuts and eat more omega 3

  • Giving Peanuts to an already obese nation is a bit silly. Coronary Artery Disease and Type 2 diabetes doesn’t start with consuming more food; that’s just nuts.

  • I never allowed myself peanut butter when I was dieting I so feared the fat and calories. So this was the first diet rule I broke! I live in the UK so we have different brands (but we do have skippy) but I love crunchy no sugar peanut butter. Loved this video tit’s great you share your dietician’s knowledge thank you x

  • I make all of my own nut butters (except peanut butter which I buy all natural, organic and now will start using Valencia). It’s so easy and more delicious than purchasing it. I buy nuts raw in bulk on and then use a food processor to grind them and pink sea salt, vanilla extract etc to flavor them. You can sweeten them with stevia if you want a sweet flavor which my kids love! I do usually toast the almonds and cashews for 10-12 minutes to enhance the flavor, but raw macadamias make the best nut butter so no need for roasting. Thanks for the video!

  • I am peanut butter obsessed. Im a t1d. And i find the 100% peanuts is what i use because its better on my bloodsugar and peanut butter is like one thing i eat every single day. Its a safe food, they say it even helps with bloodsugar control. I like the crunchy and the smooth. I do have a restricted diet, only because or my diabetes. Because carbs affect my sugar in great amounts even little things, but i have been eating different things more that i used to eat, just making sure i take more care how much of them im eating and how it affects my sugar, some of the stuff i actually have for lows, but i love the stuff like the pb and cheese crackers or the cheese on cheese. And i got fruit snacks for lows (haven’t ate those at all yet) its just nostalgia, so its nice to have some of those things sometimes

  • Thanks for this video! Yeah, I love me some peanut butter, especially the honey roasted fresh ground at my local Fresh Thyme. I’m a type 2 diabetic and I notice whenever my sugar is low I crave peanut butter. I also prefer extra chunky peanut butter.

  • The peanut butter I eat here in Brazil consists of only ONE ingredient: peanuts.
    No oil, no sugar, no salt. 90 calories per tablespoon, about 3,6g protein.

  • I get organic roasted smuckers. Nothing added its just roasted. I think its ok. Almonds can also have mold. Raw almond are full of antrinutrients. We soak ours then roast. Please include all the info. All nuts well peanuts are legumes. Almonds are seeds. All nuts should be soaked.

  • I’ve tried the other options and I don’t like them, I still love peanut butter the best! I’ve it cut down to once a month, if at all.

  • But who is eating only 1tbs of peanut butter that’s hardly nothing most of us are eating a half cup at least in a sandwich with a 1/4 of jelly

  • I was so sad in the beginning, then he said that if you get organic peanuts it’s fine, and I make my own peanut butter and buy organic peanuts, and then he said if you consume omega-3s, you should worry about the omega-6s, and I add peanut butter to my healthy ice cream/smoothie bowl with chia seeds.