The Problem: People are drawn to reduced fat peanut butter in attempt to eat healthier. According to the nutrition facts on Jif.com, a peanut butter brand, reduced fat options contains less fat than regular peanut butter, but may have the same amount of calories if the fat is replaced with sugar or carbohydrates. Healthy Alternative: Registered Dietician Skylar Griggs of Boston Children's Hospital said that natural peanut butter is the healthiest option, because it does not contain partially hydrogenated oils, or trans fats. It also contains a lot of heart healthy fats.
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