Peanut Butter Packs a Punch

February 4, 2007 0xanna

Hold the jelly, Iv’e got great news. Peanut butter is not what we think it is!

Research has concluded that peanut butter is not only great tasting, but can control hunger too. Apparently peanut butter holds the rare factor satiety. This means that peanut butter actually makes us feel full and prevents over-eating. The article then gos on and talks about certain statistics of peanut butter. An example is that Americans spend over 800 million dollars a year on peanut butter. Other studies showed that people who ate peanut butter or just peanuts were shown to self-adjust their caloric intake. In doing this they also did not add on any extra calories. They were shown to be full for two full hours!

You are probably wondering why on earth I would choose this article. I was drawn to it because of my 8 year old little brother Daniel. You all probably know someone who’s a picky eater…well not like this. First I will tell you a little about him. When Daniel wakes up in the morning, he will either have a pop tart or some sugar cereal. Then for lunch he will have a peanut butter sandwich or a cream-cheese bagel. Whatever he does not have for lunch, he will have for dinner. Pizza is the only food he gets excited for and it MUST be cheese. All and all when it comes to eating for Daniel, that’s all folks!

Daniel has always been skinny so Ive always wondered “why isn’t he getting fat?” For the longest time I always thought that peanut butter was one of the most fattning foods. I loved finding out it wasn’t. There are so many things that people can do with peanut butter. There is the famous peanut butter sandwich, crackers, cookies. One of my very favorite and one that I think I’ll be eating a lot more often is peanut butter on celery. For those of you who have not tried it, I would highly recommend it, especially after reading this article.

Link to Article

http://weightloss.about.com/od/eatsmart/a/blppp.htm

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. hillbadill  |  February 5, 2007 at 4:58 pm

    I really liked this article Brittany! I definitly know someone picky too! My little sister is very picky and ironically she decided she didn’t like cunchy peanut butter anymore (even thought she used to love it) and now eats the famous creamy peanut butter! I love peanut butter and its great to know that it really isn’t all that fattening! Great choice of topic!

  • 2. colepr  |  February 5, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Nice article Brittany! I eat a peanut butter sandwich everyday for school, and it definately keeps your appetitate down! Great job!


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