Recently I received a question asking if organic peanut butter is better than the conventional. Organic peanut butter is obviously a better option, but in this case you’re just choosing from the “lesser of evils”.
The vast majority of peanuts used on the market contain a dangerous compound known as aflatoxin which is one of the most carcinogenic substances known. You can sometimes find rare species of peanuts like Wild Jungle Peanuts, but your best bet is to go with almond butter, cashew butter, or one of my new favorites Pumpkin Seed Butter!
It’s interesting to see that one of our recent cultures “comfort foods” is actually a bonafide health assassin. Peanuts aren’t actually a “nut” as people know it to be. It’s a species of legume, and millions of people have very strong allergies to it.
For years our favorite peanut butter brands have been filled with artery clogging hydrogenated oils. Take a look at the ingredients of brands like Jif and Peter Pan and you’ll be shocked… It’s not even partially hydrogenated oil, it’s FULLY hydrogenated, which is just one molecule away from being plastic!
I felt a strong need to devote a chapter in my book The Key To Quantum Health to warn people of the harmful ingredients that are hidden in processed foods. Even more importantly, the book also provides top alternatives, to help turn seeming challenges into abundant opportunities. It’s no longer about being victimized or upset about what’s been going on with our food supply. It’s about being aware and making intelligent choices for the greater health of ourselves and our loved ones.
Let’s up-grade the american classic. Get your sprouted grain bread, some fresh-made jam, and some decadent almond butter to pack up our kids lunch box with.
And if you’re in the mood for some wholesome comfort food, ditch the counterfeit peanuts for the AUTHENTIC seed and nut butter experience.
Let me know what your favorite seed or nut butter is. Post it down below.