For anyone who buys reduced fat peanut butter thinking it’s healthier than the full fat version, I have some bad news for you. Reduced fat pb only cuts out the good fat. Reduced and regular have the same number of saturated fat calories (about 2.5 grams) and the same number of calories (190-210 depending on the brand).
So while you think you’re benefiting your body, you are only losing some of the unsaturated fats that are good for your body, and not sparing any calories. So buy the regular version. The extra “good” fat will help you stay fuller longer and it’s GOOD for you 🙂 According to the Harvard School of Public Heath, unsaturated fats lower disease risk.
Note: A little saturated fat won’t kill you. It’s ok (and mostly unavoidable), to have about 2.5 grams a day. With peanut butter, the good outweighs the little bit of bad. But for an even healthier option, and I know I’ve mentioned it before, almond butter only has 1.5 grams of saturated fat!