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    ...could PB2 be a solid choice as a flavoring for greek yogurt, etc?

    I did a quick search on the forums and somebody had this to say about PB2:

    "Here's my logic: Mark says there's a few main problems with peanuts.
    1. aflotoxins, a bacteria from the ground which appears in many crops. However, the process used to make peanut butter reduces aflotoxins by around 89%.
    2. agglutinin, a lectin which in some in vitro (not in vivo) studies showed a correlation with colon cancer cells. These studies don't show much about what happens when peanuts are ingested, however -- and there are some studies which show that frequent intake of peanuts and peanut products was linked to a lowered incidence of colorectal cancer in Taiwanese women
    3. the oils, apart from being largely pufa, might be atherogenic... however, not only is this merely speculative, but pb2 is ground peanuts with the oils removed -- which renders this a non-issue.

    Unless anyone can think of something I'm missing, I'll probably go for it. As they say, "nobody gets out alive" -- and as a healthy 21 year-old, my main reason for being primal is effortless weight maintenance. Pb2 seems like it could be a pretty handy tool in my pantry. "

    Thoughts? I use to love the stuff before primal. I don't have an overeating problem, so I'd be able to control how much I have without much trouble.

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    PB2 is denatured peanut powder with all the fat removed... it also tastes gross. What about almond or sunbutter?

    EDIT: didn't see where you said you love the stuff, my bad... I bought it ages ago when I was like "fat is unhealthy!" and my taste buds were like um no, none of that plz. Since cleansing my diet I've been able to see that peanut butter gives me noticeable colon problems and that was enough to scare me away from the stuff forever. Once I stopped eating dairy I stopped having any interest in nut butters of any kind (my favorite treat used to be a banana, sun butter, and full fat yogurt...but I could never stop at one banana, it was a bad scene).
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    A few spoons of it won't kill you, even regular PB won't hurt if you keep it as part of your 20%, but mixing that shit with yogurt is just nasty. It's tasty enough alone though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndChance View Post
    PB2 is denatured peanut powder with all the fat removed... it also tastes gross. What about almond or sunbutter?

    EDIT: didn't see where you said you love the stuff, my bad... I bought it ages ago when I was like "fat is unhealthy!" and my taste buds were like um no, none of that plz. Since cleansing my diet I've been able to see that peanut butter gives me noticeable colon problems and that was enough to scare me away from the stuff forever. Once I stopped eating dairy I stopped having any interest in nut butters of any kind (my favorite treat used to be a banana, sun butter, and full fat yogurt...but I could never stop at one banana, it was a bad scene).
    For a while I was really into macadamia butter. The most awesome thing in the world is 1/4 cup mac butter, 2 or 3 free range eggs, sometimes with a few tbsp of pumpkin... all stirred up and then baked in muffin tins. Little portable fat and protein bombs and really nutritious.

    Somehow, all the fear-mongering about "nuts=weight gain" got to me... ugh. I never gained while eating macadamias, because I always measured it out and then put the jar away, but I'm such a huge perfectionist that I just cut it out altogether... wish I was brave enough to add it back in.

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    Nuts won't make you gain weight, as long as you don't go crazy on them (which I tend to do when I have roasted/salted nuts in my possession, but if I binge on them I won't be hungry at all the next day so it all evens out). Don't fear the nuts! (fear the peanuts though... creepy little legumes)

    EDIT: I read an article once about how nuts won't make you gain weight but I can't find it now... all I could find was this clearly not reputable site http://list25.com/25-most-perpetuati...ht-loss-myths/

    "#17-- Myth: You Should Not Eat Nuts Because They Are Fattening
    Nuts are calorie-dense. A cup (100g) of almonds, for example, contains over 550 calories which is the equivalent of 8 slices of whole wheat bread. So, eating nuts is fattening, isn’t it?
    Fact: Studies have shown that nuts are not fattening. People who consume nuts do not gain weight. In fact, they tend to lose some weight for the following three reasons: (1) Nuts are not completely absorbed by the human body. A significant amount of the calories they contain is expelled through the feces. (2) Nuts are satiating. That means, you will eat less food in subsequent meals and this will counterbalance the calories you have taken from nuts. (3) Nuts increase your resting energy expenditure by 11%. Collectively, these mechanisms prevent you from gaining weight when you eat nuts. This is why weight loss programs, such as Atkins, Medifast, and Weight Watchers, encourage nuts consumption."
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    I used to love PB2 back in the day. They changed it, though. Now it tastes tangy. I liked when it actually tasted like PB.
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