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09 Jul 2005

peanut butter
hi,

i recently consulted a dietician, and was surprised to discover that peanut butter is not as bad for you as many people think! she suggested a slice of wholewheat toast with peanut butter if one feels peckish (as opposed to rusks, and biscuits) what is your take on this? why is it that peanut butter is "good" for you?
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DietDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear Nutty
I don't know where the idea originated that peanut butter is 'bad' for you. Except for having a relatively high energy content, peanut butter is an excellent food which contains monounsaturated fatty acids that are particularly beneficial to the heart. If you have your slice of wholewheat toast with 1 t of peanut butter, you will not be endangering your diet and will be obtaining good fats instead to the saturated and trans-fats that are often found in biscuits and other baked products.
Enjoy
DietDoc
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