A 45-year-old member asked:
is peanut butter healthy?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
It is nutritious but: Is fattening, so don't be excessive. A 1 ounce serving of peanuts has 166 calories, 6.7 g of protein & contain: 12% magnesium, 10% phosphorus & 29% of manganese (daily requirements). Peanuts have 14 grams of fat but only 1.9 grams of saturated fat as well as 4, 393 mg of omega 6 fatty acids but only 0.8mg of omega – 3 fatty acids.
Answered on Sep 11, 2013
Dr. Dean Giannone answered
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Peanut butter.: On the one hand, peanut butter does contain a predominance of healthier types of fats. On the other hand, there is still a lot of fat per serving of peanut butter so eating a lot of peanut butter can contribute to weight gain. Peanut butter in moderation, paying attention to serving size, could be a good option.
Answered on Sep 19, 2017
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