Rachit Dua

Peanut Butter is not a Prime Protein Source

July, 2017
The Master Responds

In the past few years peanut butter has become a staple food for a majority of fitness enthusiasts. No doubt, it ought to be; after all, it is very palatable and nutrient-dense. However, one of the most idiotic practices is to consume peanut butter as a prime source of protein!

Is peanut butter a really good source of protein? Is it healthy? Let’s check.

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