South Beach Diet - natural pb vs brand name




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mrsdocrocks
05-07-2012, 07:28 PM
what is the big difference? Is it just as good if I have the reduced fat PB or are there other ingredients in it that we should avoid?


CyndiM
05-07-2012, 07:30 PM
it's all about the ingredients. You want PB that is just peanuts and salt, no added sugar or fats. reduced fat will have stuff in you don't want

ETA - "natural" is pretty useless. sugar and palm oil are "natural"

Brandis
05-07-2012, 09:25 PM
i luuuuuuvvvvnatural peanut butter. It is so yummy! Just peanuts and salt. It doesn't get much better than that. I won't eat any other kind now. The solidified kind just seems wrong now.


WaistingTime
05-08-2012, 07:14 AM
Lots of the reduced fat or lower-cal versions add sugar, of all things! The fat in PB is actually the healthy kind. Great question! Read the ingredients, it is easy to find all kinds of nut butters that don't add things you don't want. Personally, I don't eat them anymore; I was going a bit crazy overboard with them and they are very calorie dense if you have no self-control like me :(

Ruthxxx
05-08-2012, 07:44 AM
I sometiemes grind my own at Bulk Barn. That way, I can control the salt.

mrsdocrocks
05-08-2012, 09:47 AM
makes sense! Well I guess I'll be heading to my health food store this week for some freshly ground peanut and almond butter :)

jenne1017
05-08-2012, 11:34 AM
you can buy smuckers peanut butter (just peanuts and salt I believe) - others too just contain peanuts and salt! Just read the labels.