3 minutes ago
#knowyourfood: peanut butter edition!! 👊💥🌰
💥1. original jif: ah, the classic peanut butter! unfortunately, this peanut butter has fully hydrogenated oils and mono/diglycerides. both of these help increase shelf life + save costs for food companies, but also affect heart health by increasing “bad” (ldl) cholesterol, lowering “good” (hdl) cholesterol, + promoting inflammation/obesity. yikes.😳 .
💥2. "natural" jif with honey: okay, things are a little better - looks like this guy doesn't have those nasty preservatives anymore. but what about that palm oil?? while not a direct health impact, palm oil has massive environmental impacts, including large-scale deforestation and loss of critical habitat for endangered species. also i chose to use a pb with honey here because "honey" is a buzzword companies use to market a more "natural" sweetener. additionally, this honey one has the exact nutrition information and ingredients as plain jif. double yikes.😖
💥3. "natural" pb&co with honey: i remember seeing @peanutbutterco
and thinking, ooh yay a pb that's good for me!! wrong. not only do they also have palm oil, but they also have an insane amount of added sugars in it! also w*f is "natural honey flavor". (using a pb with honey here to compare to jif natural with honey.... honey once again used as a marketing ploy!) triple yikes.😨 .
💥4. tj peanut butter: finally. a fregredients. and it's actually cheap at trader joe's (~$2). this is what i try to eat, not anything with all that crap. and even if you want those delicious flavored nut butters, like cinnamon raison pb. .. just buy the pb and add those things yourself!😍
#grind #health #motivation #fitness #therapy #fitnesstherapy #massage #massagetherapy #athlete #workout #recovery #recover #build #muscle #cardio #lift #work #nutrition #injury #care #gym #gymshark #doyoueven #team #nutrition #calories #detox #stretch #yoga