We all know, pretty much, what healthy means, right? Per the dictionary, something is healthy if it is “indicative of, conducive to, or promoting good health”. The great thing about a term like this is its simplicity. If we all have the same basic definition for healthy, we can easily decide what foods we should eat more often and what foods we should only eat on occasion. The word healthy is helpful when making food choices.
Sherry Coleman Collins, MS, RDN, LD, has been the brains and personality behind the Twitter handle @PeanutRD since 2012, boasting the reasons to enjoy peanuts and peanut butter, from their outstanding nutritional benefits to their delicious taste and culinary versatility—with indulgences along the way.
Plant-based proteins are all the rage in food today – and with good reason. Protein from plants generally comes along in package replete with micronutrients and fiber that can help boost the overall nutrition of any meal. Peanuts are the perfect example of a delicious way to choose plant-based protein as part of nutritious meal planning.
We’re all looking at ingredient labels more closely, and some consumers are concerned when they see oil listed on a peanut butter ingredient label. A label may say partially or fully hydrogenated oil, or palm oil or palm fruit oil.
Here we breakdown what each of these oils are and the affect they have on peanut butter and our health.
The newly released 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize nuts and legumes, like peanuts, as part of a healthy eating pattern.
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