What's the deal with peanuts? They look perfectly healthy to me
'What's the deal with peanuts? They look perfectly healthy to me
I know on paper that peanuts and peanut butter look like a perfectly acceptable food but looks are deceiving. First off, peanuts aren't even nuts. They're classified as legumes which are, oddly enough, in the fruit family. True, they don't contain fructose or much sugar, and look like they fit right in with our allowed foods, however they typically contain an element called 'aflatoxin', which is a potentially deadly carcinogen. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aflatoxin, for more info) While eating normal amounts peanut butter won't kill you outright, it isn't particularly healthy either. You can easily substitute it for much healthier (and, in my opinion, tastier) almond or even cashew butter.