In this video we learn what is really in reduced-fat peanut butter.
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Cynthia: The next thing I'm going to look is one of my favorite foods, peanut butter. I can't live without it and some people are surprised what makes the peanut butter healthier than another. Let’s go and see if we can talk this somebody about it. Excuse me; can I interrupt you for a moment? Lisa: Hi. Cynthia: Hi, I'm Cynthia Sass. I'm Prevention Nutrition Director. Lisa: Hi, Cynthia. Cynthia: What's your name? Lisa: Lisa. Cynthia: Hi, Lisa. I notice that you are shopping for peanut today. So I was just curious, I know what's you're looking at the reduce fat. Did you know that reduce fat peanut butter and regular peanut butter have the same number of calories? Lisa: No. Cynthia: Okay, let’s take a look here. What do you have as far as calories here? Lisa: We have 190. Cynthia: Okay, I have 200, a difference of only 10. One other thing they recommend looking for is not just the serving size of the calories but beyond that. Okay, I have six grams of carbohydrate. How many do you have? Lisa: 15. Cynthia: Wow. See it more than double the carbohydrate in your Reduced Fat Peanut Butter. And that’s because when they take the fat out. They have to put something else in its place. So when you try to reduce that version for a regular version. You don’t save much in calories sometimes not at all and you end up with a lot more of something else like carbohydrate. Lisa: Wow. Cynthia: So what I would say is, go for the regular peanut butter and for some people it’s hard to just stop at that two tablespoons. Over here, these little tubs are portion controlled for you. So instead of opening a jar and dip in your knife or spoon in there, all you have to do is peal the lid off of this and maybe you’ll stop at this amount instead of you know getting too much so. Lisa: Yes, I see what you mean. Cynthia: Well, thanks for let me stop you today. Lisa: Okay, thank you. Cynthia: Okay. Lisa: Thank you. Cynthia: Have a great day. Lisa: You too. Bye, bye.

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