Long known to be a natural heart healer, a recent Harvard Medical School study that monitored the eating habits of 2,000 women with type 2 diabetes -- which increases heart disease and stroke risk -- found that eating peanuts or peanut butter at least five days a week can nearly halve your risk of a heart attack, according to "The Daily Mail."On another peanut butter note, did you know that the new whipped peanut butter has fewer calories per serving and is easier to spread? My kids can't tell the difference.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Now I Don't Feel So Guilty About My Kids' Obsession With PB & J
I have picky eaters, and often when I cook something new or healthy, they refuse to eat it by responding with, "EWWWW, that's yucky!" Of course as a parent, I make them at least try it, but I don't force them to eat it. No point in making them hate it the rest of their lives just on principle. The fall back is usually peanut butter and jelly. So I was inordinately pleased to see this recent report on AOL about peanut butter: