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Posted 10/3/2020 10:12 (#8527683 - in reply to #8526343)
Subject: RE: Peanut butter?

Southwestern Minnesota
What is a simple farmer, honestly wanting to improve his and other's nutrition and health to do?...... (especially if he loves PB:)

This is an instance to look at the forest and not the tree. There are many different versions of peanut butter- some have some sugar added to them- which adds carbs. Some are hydrogenated, which adds trans-fats. For the most part though peanut butter is a good source of protein and polyunsaturated fat. If you buy the peanut butter that is not hydrogenated and doesn't have sugar added, it will separate and not be as creamy and sweet, but it still tastes good on your toast. If you prefer that it not separate and like the creaminess and the added sweetness, then buy that version.
The bigger issue is what your eating habits are like overall. If you are concerned about the 1-3 grams of added sugar in peanut butter, but having a double cheeseburger, large fries and a soda or sweetened tea for lunch, it doesn't really matter about the carbs in the peanut butter on your toast in the morning. You can drill down on a particular food item and read the label and find out about the particulars of that item. But it is far more important to consider your diet as a whole in the big picture.

Edited by RDinMN 10/3/2020 10:13
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