Food Is Not Your Enemy


Nut Butters: Safe or Scary?

If your kid is like most, chances are she eats a lot of peanut butter. And that’s generally a good thing: PB is rich in monounsaturated fats, which helps keep cholesterol down, and studies have shown that people who regularly eat peanut butter or nuts are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes or heart disease. And, while somewhat counterintuitive since they’re pretty calorie-dense, eating nuts can help with weight control.

But are all peanut butters created equal? And what about almond butter, or those chocolate hazelnut spreads — are they a good choice for your family? Read my latest column on AOL’s ParentDish to find out.

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