Before I went off to college, I never thought too much about food quality. By the end of my four years, I was eating Teddie Un-Salted Smooth Old Fashioned All Natural Peanut Butter. Do you know what the ingredient list looks like on that jar of peanut butter? Like this: roasted peanuts. That’s it.
Do you know what the ingredient list looks like on a jar of Jif Low-Sodium Natural Peanut Butter? Like this: peanuts, sugar, palm oil, salt, molasses. And that’s a natural variety.
Here’s a challenge for anyone that’s never tried natural peanut butter. The real natural. Not the imitation natural that’s put out by all the major peanut butter companies. Buy a jar of Teddie and eat that peanut butter for two weeks. In your shakes. In your sandwiches.
On your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner rolls (maybe that’s just my Grandmother).
After the two weeks is done, grab a spoonful of any other kind of peanut butter. It can just be regular Jif or whatever, just make it a typical jar of peanut butter. I bet you anything that spoonful of peanut butter will be one of the grossest things you’ve ever eaten. It will be slimy and salty and weird tasting.
And then you’ll be hooked on real peanut butter for good. Because it actually tastes like butter made from peanuts.
Peanuts, and therefore peanut butter, are a good source of CoQ10 and resveratrol, are high in mono- and polyunsaturated fats, contain many antioxidants, and are a source of many vitamins and minerals, as well being a solid source of protein.
Peanuts and peanut butter can be used in your quest to lose weight or gain weight. Oh, and they’re not really “nuts,” per se. They’re actually legumes. And they don’t contain a complete amino acid profile, in case you were wondering.