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Peanut Butter: Health Food or Health Menace? #care2

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Peanut butter is many things: a vegan-friendly protein source , a creamy spread, a source of natural fats, a legume butter that’s often mistaken for a nut butter. Among these labels, though, it is also sometimes considered a health food, with many athletes adding it to smoothies and spreading it on whole-grain toast. But is peanut butter really healthy for you? Lately, more and more food bloggers and nutritionists have been spreading the word against peanut butter, claiming it is one of the worst foods for your health. So we’re here to set the story straight: Is peanut butter a health food, or a health nightmare? Health Benefits of Peanut Butter Let’s start off with the positives. Peanut butter is, like I said, a tasty plant-based source of protein and healthy fats that is extremely palatable and easy to mix into a number of different meals. According to Healthline , peanu...

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