Today is National Peanut Butter Lover’s day. Personally, I have a love hate relationship with peanut. You hear people talk about gateway drugs, well peanut butter is my gateway food. Once I have some I can’t stop I keep eating and eating and eating. When I’m competing I can’t have peanut butter in the house, it just won’t be pretty.Â The good news I’m not alone.
Statistics show that Americans eat 3 pounds of peanuts/ year. Well I can beat that. Give me a bag of peanuts including the shells ,sorry those don’t slow me down, I can make my kitchen floor look like Fenway park.Â I can keep eating and eating and eating.
Peanuts aren’t bad, for you they are a good fat, but they are CALORIE DENSE FAT BOMBS — Just one Tablespoon has 94 Calories and 8.9 grams of FAT so they should be eaten sparingly.Â Many mistake nuts as a protein source, yes they contain protein, but the amount of fat in peanut butter counteracts and your body process it as a fat than as a protein.
Now I must go, just purchase a jar of Teddy’s and need to have a moment.