A great source of protein and an energy boost, but you should turn that jar around. Do you see 2368290 words in the ingredients list? Dump it in the trash! Peanut butter (and all nut butters) should not have or need that many additives. Drop a bunch of peanuts in a food processor and leave it going for about 10 minutes and guess what you have? REAL peanut butter and it's scrumptious. I've done this with almonds before and it's amazing. And if you really wanna just buy the stuff, go raw. Look for the Raw nut butters and check the back just to make sure they ain't lying!
Did you ever decide "hey white bread is bad, I guess I'll just eat wheat bread instead!" I did. And I did it for years. Until I stopped reading calories and fiber and started reading ingredients. Guess what was one of the first things listed? High Fructose Corn Syrup!!!! I started picking up every brand in the bread aisle and kept seeing the same 4 words, High Fructose Corn Syrup High Fructose Corn Syrup High Fructose Corn Syrup. I could not believe it. My first thought was "no wonder this is so delicious!" And then I thought "oh my god this is disgusting, I can't believe I had no idea, I can't believe I've spent years eating fraudulent wheat bread!" It has become more common to see "no high fructose corn syrup" right on the front of a lot of breads these days. But I've switched over to sprouted grain breads like Ezekiel anyways and I'm never turning back.
Sugar, sugar, sugar. High fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated fat, and some have MSG! I think granola bars anger me the most. A lot people think it's a great on the go healthy grab, but most of them are a big giant lie. Next time you're in a supermarket and reaching for those Quaker bars, do yourself a favor and just take a little look at the back. Drop them on the floor and run.
You don't have to hit up Whole Foods to find the good stuff, most supermarkets are now carrying a lot of the truly healthy snacks. All you have to do - and I can't stress this enough - is simply read the ingredients and find out what they are. Google is at our fingertips at all times! For example, have you seen carrageenan in an ingredient list before? Did you switch to using almond milk because you thought it was a healthy choice? Sometimes it is - depending on the brand, but carrageenan is in some of the most popular brands. Wanna know what it is and what it does?
“food-grade carrageenan causes gastrointestinal inflammation and higher rates of intestinal lesions, ulcerations, and even malignant tumors” -FoodBabe
I used to use Almond Breeze until a friend told me about this ingredient and I Googled it. And it's not just in some brands of almond milk, it's in other products too. Including some infant formulas and pet foods. Yes, your human babies and fur babies could be ingesting this garbage!
The best advice I can offer to anyone who is starting out on a health and fitness journey is simple. Read your labels and do your own research. Don't be fooled by "healthy" labels.
Now that I'm done with my little rant... in case you missed that I spelled my own name wrong, yea that happened. The proof is HERE. I'm still pimping myself out that I started a YouTube channel *clears throat* - another one since the whole name spelling situation and all. If you were kind enough to subscribe to the original one, please pretend like that never happened and come subscribe over here instead https://www.youtube.com/user/kellylouise616/videos. It would make my heart smile and it would pump me up for the giveaway that I would like to do in celebration of this new journey!