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Athlete's Kitchen: All You Want to Know About Peanut Butter

By Nancy Clark, CoachUp Nation, 07/09/18, 12:00PM CDT


People who eat peanut butter and nuts five or more times a week have lower markers of inflammation than nut avoiders. For athletes who get micro-injuries every time they train, an anti-inflammatory food such as peanut butter is a wise choice.

In my humble opinion, peanut butter is one of the best sports foods around. Not only is it yummy, it is also health-promoting and performance enhancing. A review of the research on peanuts validates why I routinely choose to enjoy two (!) peanut butter sandwiches a day: one for lunch and the other to curb late-afternoon hunger.

If you are among the many athletes who try to stay away from peanut butter because it is fattening or too fatty, think again and keep reading (as long as you are not allergic to peanuts, that is).