Unhealthy Proteins: Planter’s Honey Roasted Peanuts

Whenever you see the word “honey” in a grocery store product, that’s usually a code word for added sugar. In fact, these peanuts include three other sweeteners in addition to honey: sugar, corn syrup, and fructose. Planter’s also cooks these peanuts with cottonseed oil, an inflammatory vegetable oil. This results in 4 grams of sugar per serving and 7 grams of carbs. You’re better off reaching for shelled peanuts; breaking open the shell will help you stick to a serving size (it’s hard to binge on peanuts when you have to put work into getting them out of their shell!). The in-shell roasted peanuts from Trader Joe’s have only simple ingredients: peanuts and salt.

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