Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

peanut butter

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • peanut butter

    Do you eat it? Yes or no? Why or why not?

    I know peanuts are legumes, but I love, love, love peanut butter (not so much whole peanuts). I try to make it a "splurge" item (i.e. only eat it once a month or so). Am I doing my body a lot of harm by indulging? I'd be glad for input! (Note: I try to be as 100% as possible, though I do eat high-fat dairy.)

  • #2
    i havent touched it in a while. once you get over it, it aint too appealing. i used to LOVE it
    "I know what my body needs and what it can handle. There's no better way to achieve my goal than what im doing now. If my regimen leads to my death, be it in six days or six months...I will die fullfiled. The outcome is irrelavent so long as i steer towards my fate. If death is to be my prize, i welcome it with open arms."

    "A pound of meat a day keeps the doctor away"

    Comment


    • #3
      i think too many people put too much thought into the whole "is it paleo/primal?" question. are peanuts technically legumes? yes, and therefore technically not primal. but you like them, and it's the little forgivable indulgences that will make you miss things like bread and rice less. so eat some peanut butter if you want to.

      personally, i would suggest almond butter. after a period of getting used to the texture and flavor change, i grew to prefer it to peanut butter and it doesn't have the negative health effects supposedly linked to peanuts.
      .survive.then.win.

      Comment


      • #4
        i used to eat tons of peanut butter to hit protein requirements when i was lifting weights regularly. i haven't had any in a while. i'll get a little craving every now and then, but a handful of nuts will usually get rid of that.
        if you're having a little bit once a month you're probably not doing that much harm to your body, hence the 80/20 rule, but if you're able to go without it that long, why not just give it up entirely and switch to a different nut butter if you want something similar?
        http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum/thread60178.html

        Comment


        • #5
          it just has an inferior Omega ratio. Much worse than the other "true" nuts. Its yummy but I find people generally end up preferring almond butter or cashew butter. Give them a try if you haven't yet.

          Comment


          • #6
            What kind of peanut better too? The regular processed peanut butters are going to be full of sugar and some chemicals with nice long tasty names. If you do need peanut better then you might want to look into getting some of the fresh ground kind from Whole Paycheck. As long as you are paying top dollar for it though, you might as well switch to an actual nut over a peanut.
            http://www.facebook.com/daemonized

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Daemonized View Post
              What kind of peanut better too? The regular processed peanut butters are going to be full of sugar and some chemicals with nice long tasty names. If you do need peanut better then you might want to look into getting some of the fresh ground kind from Whole Paycheck. As long as you are paying top dollar for it though, you might as well switch to an actual nut over a peanut.
              whole paycheck haha. thats pretty good.

              Comment


              • #8
                fresh ground peanut butter is between 1.89-2.50/lb at my local co-op. the bulk nut butters are also much less expensive. a jar of almond butter is around 11 bucks in my area, so it's helpful to buy bulk...


                Originally posted by lmyers04 View Post
                whole paycheck haha. thats pretty good.
                the two healthy food stores in my area are the city market co-op and healthy living. they are known as shitty mark-up and wealthy living, respectively.
                .survive.then.win.

                Comment


                • #9
                  I don't eat it anymore, but only because if I'm gonna splurge on a nut butter, it's going to be almond butter. I don't really like whole almonds, but I love almond butter! Last time I bought a jar, I finished it off within 3 days. Which is why this is a very rare purchase for me. =] I don't think peanuts once a month will hurt you.
                  "mayness, you need to have a siggy line that says "Paleo Information Desk" or something!" -FMN <3

                  I'm blogging again, at least a little bit.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Whole foods actually has an almond butter grinder. I get a small portion every time I go for <$2. I try to eat that instead of pb, but I do love pb. Some days I just take a big spooful and eat it right like that, and then stop eating it again for a while I buy the stuff made w/ palm oil and a little sugar for my kids so we always have it.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rebekah View Post
                      Do you eat it? Yes or no? Why or why not?
                      As we know, aflatoxins can be a problem with peanuts - don't give them to your caged birds, says this vet's site!

                      http://www.wellvet.com/aflatoxins.html

                      That is something that's checked on when it comes to peanuts for human consumption, however.

                      But I have heard Robb Wolf say on his podcast that peanuts are very high in lectins - gut irritating substances. Episode 18 it was:

                      http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/t...on/id340221970

                      I don't know. If there was a jar around, and I fancied some, I guess I'd take some. But there are good reasons for avoiding them. As Robb points out, some people have really acute problems with peanuts - even life-threatening reactions. That's not for nothing: it's because of what's in them. I suppose the rest of us may be able to tolerate those "antinutrients" better, but it doesn't mean they do us any good.

                      Maybe don't eat any for a month and then take some and see if you notice any adverse reactions from it.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lewis View Post
                        As we know, aflatoxins can be a problem with peanuts - don't give them to your caged birds, says this vet's site!

                        http://www.wellvet.com/aflatoxins.html

                        That is something that's checked on when it comes to peanuts for human consumption, however.

                        But I have heard Robb Wolf say on his podcast that peanuts are very high in lectins - gut irritating substances. Episode 18 it was:

                        http://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/t...on/id340221970

                        I don't know. If there was a jar around, and I fancied some, I guess I'd take some. But there are good reasons for avoiding them. As Robb points out, some people have really acute problems with peanuts - even life-threatening reactions. That's not for nothing: it's because of what's in them. I suppose the rest of us may be able to tolerate those "antinutrients" better, but it doesn't mean they do us any good.

                        Maybe don't eat any for a month and then take some and see if you notice any adverse reactions from it.
                        Hey Lewis,
                        Listener #6 here!

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Thanks, all! I think I'll try almond butter and go from there.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I've stopped eating PB. I love it but can't usually stop at a little. And now when I've pulled grains out of my diet I can feel the difference when I cheat.

                            About once a week I'll allow myself the opportunity to cheat when I go out with my girlfriend or friends. Sometimes I don't though because I don't want to screw up my progress.

                            when I consume things like grains or PB I can feel it.......so often times I just don't.

                            I was using some almond butter aswell. Good stuff. I'm finishing a cut so I'm not eating it at the moment but plan on adding it again soon.
                            Last edited by Don; 08-03-2010, 10:49 AM.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Hey Lewis,
                              Listener #6 here!
                              LOL

                              I've dropped my nut intake a ton lately, peanut butter included. It's pretty much just a cheat thing for me now. As in once a month I have a piece of whole wheat toast with Kraft Extra Creamy peanut butter slathered all over it and wash it down with a glass of ice cold milk. It's super delicious and I enjoy the hell out of it, but then the craving is gone and I won't even think about it again for weeks.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X