Top Foods to Avoid #2: Original Peanut Butter

A friend once asked me, “As a dietitian, what will you just REFUSE to eat?” Last week I told you why I won’t use coffee creamers. I avoid this week’s offender, regular peanut butter, for similar reasons.

Growing up I used to love the taste of JIF® peanut butter and still find that most of my patients prefer this product. “Choosey moms choose JIF®,” right? Wrong! “Choosey moms” opt for a natural peanut butter with no trans fats and added sugars. Let’s compare original peanut butter with natural peanut butter:

The takeaway: replace your original-style peanut butter with natural peanut butter to kick the avoidable sugar and trans fat. Join me next week for the third food on my naughty list!

– True Health Clinical Health Consultant Stacie Wheatley, MA, RD, LD


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