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The Scoop on Peanuts – Why You Should Avoid

Why no peanuts?

Many of us grew up having peanut butter & jelly sandwich’s and they hold a special place in our hearts! That said, we are all learning new things about what is good and maybe not so good for us. So here is the scoop on peanuts.! Let’s start off with the negatives in terms of peanut butter nutrition facts and why it can be bad for you.

Too Much Omega-6 Fat!

  • For starters, most of us in America get way too many omega-6 fats in our diets and not enough omega-3 fatty acids. Remember, omega-3 fats help reduce inflammation, whereas too many omega-6 fats cause inflammation. Peanuts are high in omega-6 fats and low on omega-3 fats, so they can cause an imbalanced ratio.
  • Excessive amounts of omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) and a very high omega-6/omega-3 ratio promote the pathogenesis of many diseases, These include: cardiovascular disease, cancer, and inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. However; increased levels of omega-3 PUFA (a low omega-6/omega-3 ratio) exert suppressive effects.
  • In addition, too many omega-6 fats can lead to:
    • Asthma
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Obesity
    • Irritable bowel syndrome
    • Metabolic syndrome,
    • Macular degeneration
    • and more!!!

Peanuts Often Contain Mold and Cause Allergies

  • The second scoop on peanuts is that most peanuts are grown on the ground. They get very moist, and a lot of them contain mycotoxins or mold — and mold also leads to other health issues.
  • Mold is one of the big reasons why so many kids today have food allergies or inflammatory immune reactions when they get around peanuts. In fact, a lot of schools have laws or restrictions against peanuts because so many children suffer immune reactions from foods like peanuts.

This is why we recommend using a nut butter alternative like cashew butter, almond butter or sunflower seed butter.

30 days to healthy living!

Arbonne’s 30 Days to Healthy Living plan will help you identify how to choose to use food as fuel for your bodies to optimize how you look and feel, inside and out. It will help you to identify any foods that you are eating that might not be serving your body well. Our goal is to help you tune in to the messages that your body is sending so that you can eat and drink more intuitively, giving your body the nutrients that it needs to function optimally.

The program will also help support a balanced gut. When we focus on supporting this area of our body we will optimize how we feel as well as how we look.

If you want more information you can contact me at maggie@inspiredmindbodyspirit.com and or visit my Arbonne store: http://MaggieHentschel.arbonne.com

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