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Calories in Peanut Butter

Food (Serving size)
Peanut butter, chunky (2 tbsp)
Peanut butter, chunky (1/2 cup)
Peanut butter, smooth (2 tbsp)
Peanut butter, crunchy (2 tbsp)

Bad News About Peanut Butter

Two tablespoons of Peanut Butter contains 190 calories and 16 grams of fat - as much fat as in a Burger King hamburger. Peanut butter is a high-calorie source of protein. Two tablespoons contains about 8 grams of protein/200 calories, the same protein as 1oz of roast turkey with only 50 calories!

Better News About Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter is high in fat, but most of it is monounsaturated, the same "good fat" that's found in olive oil. Some studies show that a diet high in monounsaturated fat may actually be good for the heart.

In fact, it may even be true that adding Peanut Butter to your weight loss diet may help you lose weight, although the reasons for this are unclear.

Peanut Butter - A Weight Gain Warning

Peanut Butter remains a high calorie food. So irrespective of it's benefits, you may not consume it in large quantities without upping your calories and gaining weight.

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