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    I still think it is due to it being a legume thus having the anti nutrients Mark talks about in his book. As far as I understand it is the proteins in legumes that are most problematic.
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    It has a mold/fungus on it, and it has a lot of PUFA in it. But in the end, I don't think that it's a big deal of your happy with the way you look, feel, and perform.

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    If you read the whole article, Mark doesn't seem to think it's such a big deal, but preferably avoided.

    Assuming you make your own peanut butter without sugar etc. which is really far more delicious than anything you can buy in a store.

    I generally avoid it myself, but make it occasionally as a treat.

    Good thing I can't stand the supermarket garbage.
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    It's a legume. From what I hear, almond butter is a great alternative (I'm allergic) and I also use sunbutter (sunflower seeds) which tastes quite nicely in comparison to peanut butter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathleen View Post
    It's a legume. From what I hear, almond butter is a great alternative (I'm allergic) and I also use sunbutter (sunflower seeds) which tastes quite nicely in comparison to peanut butter.
    Almond butter is also loaded with toxic PUFAs. All nuts should be avoided for optimal long-term health.

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    If you don't react to it and you don't overdo it, it's up to you. I see lots of people on this forum regularly eating things that make them sick because they are part of their "20%".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damiana View Post
    For purists, it's not a nut, it's a legume and not allowed. For the health-conscious, the toxins and omega-6 counts are terrible. For those with a binge eating problem, it's a highly calorie dense food that's designed to be salty-sweet-fat and utterly easy to overeat and hard to stop.

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    Is Peanut Butter Healthy? | Mark's Daily Apple
    This exactly. There is a reason that most peanut butter is about a third of the price of other real nut butters - it's crap.
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    I gave it up a year ago. It was hard; we grew up on the stuff.
    Now, when I have half an apple, I smear a little org macadamia nut butter on the slices.
    Not the same greasy goodness, but a good substitute.
    When we finish the latest jar of mac butter, I'm giving that up, too.

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    As I was reading through some of the comments on Mark's entry, I came across someone who mentioned that blueberries warmed up with some almond butter tastes great. I have both (blueberries and almond butter) and decided to try it out.

    My 6 year old: "Can I try a bite of that?"
    Me: "sure."
    6 year old: "What is it?"
    Me: "Almond Butter and blueberries."
    6 year old: "Wow, well it tastes like candy to me!! There is no sugar added though, wow!"
    Me: "LOL" :-)

    I guess when the kids are looking for a treat I can whip some of this stuff up! And I have to say, even though she said it tasted like candy, she only took about 3 bites and then happily went on her way - so not necessarily addictive. I felt the same. It tasted good, but I wouldn't eat it if I wasn't hungry.

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