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Today, we talk "Peanut butter"


Okay . . . so "raise" your hand if you're a "Peanut butter" lover.


And then . . . let's discover if "peanut butter" is "good" or "bad" for us . . .


Because I know when I was growing up . . . this was a "staple" at my house . . .


Okay . . . so what do we know???


Well . . . "peanuts" and "peanut butter" are typically considered a "protein food".


And "peanut butter" is made into a paste or spread from ground, dry-roasted peanuts . . . that commonly contains additional ingredients that modify the taste and texture such as "sugar" and "salt".


Now . . . conventional thinking states . . . "peanut butter" and "peanuts" can be a healthful option when people enjoy it as a "balanced" diet due to being a protein and containing "magnesium" . . . which as we know . . . can help protect the heart and manage blood sugar levels and body weight.


But . . . the side effects of eating "peanut butter" and "peanuts" for many people are . . .


Hypertension, weight gain, acid reflux, heart disease, neurological disorders, allergic side effects, an increased in sodium intake, Omega fatty acid "imbalance", a high quantity of saturated fats, inhibited blood clotting and indigestion.


Now . . . "peanut butter" . . . as we know . . . is high in "saturated fats" and eating too much can lead to "high cholesterol".


So what are the other issues with most "peanut butter" we buy today???


Well . . . unless specified on the label . . . they're loaded with "sugar" . . . which as we know . . . feeds the "bad" bacteria in the body causing "inflammation" and therefore . . . weight issues and disease.


And how about "sodium"???


Again . . . unless it specifies on the label . . . they contain lots of "salt" also.


So what else can be a hidden issue???


Well . . . what would be "LECTINS"


So if you have a compromised immune system and depleted "good" bacteria . . .


Then "lectins" are an issue for you and this can cause severe "peanut" allergic reactions.


And if that's not bad enough . . . "peanuts" are a "fungal" food.


So listen up people . . .


"Aflatoxin" is a naturally occurring "toxic" metabolite produced by certain "fungi" . . . and this toxin is a MOLD found on food products like "cottonseed", "corn", "coffee bean", "PEANUTS" and therefore "PEANUT BUTTER".


So what's a healthier alternative to "peanuts"???


Well . . . that would be . . . "Almonds and almond butter" . . . why you ask???


Well . . . "almond" and therefore . . . "almond butter" comes from "above" the ground in a "tree" . . . unlike "peanuts" that are "underground" and a "root" which facilitates mold and fungi . . . and therefore "almonds and almond butter" has very little to no "aflatoxin".


Now . . . "aflatoxin" is a common and "highly" toxic "mycotoxin" . . . and when animals or humans are exposed . . . they cause a change in oxidative stress, "inflammation" and gut microflora (our "good" bacteria")


You see . . . "peanuts" are an "acidic" food . . . therefore . . . cause not only "allergic" reactions in some people . . . but also cause a wide range of "inflammatory" problems in the body.


Why you ask???


Well . . . due to this "aflatoxin" in "peanuts" . . . the body's immune system sees this toxin and sends out its army of "inflammation" to help get rid of the "toxin".


But . . . if you're a "peanut" or peanut butter" LOVER . . . the body is always sending out "inflammation" to help get rid of the toxin "aflatoxin" from the peanuts".


Simple as that . . .


So how about switching to "almonds" instead . . . and give your body a little break from "inflammation".


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