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Joei in good DL position – heels, bar in contact with legs, good back, loading the hamstrings.

It’s not the ingredients in the peanut butter we don’t like, it’s the peanuts themselves.When peanuts grow, they can harbor carcinogenic mold called an “aflatoxin“. This goes for conventional and organic peanuts. They longer they sit (during shipping, for example), especially in warm temperatures and high humidity, the more mold grows. And as it’s nearly impossible to buy peanuts “local”, as they are only grown in a few Southern locations, more likely than not that even your organic peanuts are suspect.

The far bigger concern, however,is that peanuts contain lectins which are believed to have inflammatory and atherogenic potential.  Most plants contain lectins, some of which are toxic, inflammatory, or both. Many of these lectins are resistant to cooking and to digestive enzymes, and some have been scientifically shown to have significant GI toxicity in humans. Lectins from grains (especially wheat) and legumes (including peanuts and soybeans) are most commonly associated with aggravation of inflammatory and digestive diseases in the body. (As an aside, dairy from cows fed grain-based diets can also contain these grain-derived lectins.)

Recent research by Dr. Cordain has suggested that these lectins may effectively serve as a “Trojan horse” allowing foreign proteins to invade our natural gut defenses.Cordain reports, “An experiment conducted by Dr. Wang and colleagues and published in the prestigious medical journal Lancet revealed that PNA got into the bloodstream intact in as little 1-4 hours after subjects ate a handful of roasted, salted peanuts.” (Unfortunately, the abstract of this study is not available without a subscription.) The lectins can cause damage well beyond the gut – commonly in joints, brain, and skin of affected individuals. Continued exposure of the gut by these toxins leads to a persistent stimulation of the body’s defense mechanism in a dysfunctional manner, i.e. autoimmune disease. (Allergies fall into that category as well.)

Excerpt from: "The Peanut Manifesto" – Whole9Life.com

Comments

  1. Mike McKenna :

    So almonds and almond butter don’t have these issues?

  2. Courtney :

    Dear peanut manifesto,
    Because of you I now fear the peanut. If I were to see a peanut walking down the street, say wearing a top hat, cane, and monical, I will swiftly kick it in it’s shins and run in the opposite direction.
    Thank you,
    Courtney

  3. Greg B. :

    Not me I am going to lure the peanut into my home and then chain him in the basement and only when he begs for mercy will I laugh and watch as he slowly dies form eating himself….

  4. gerson m :

    peanut butter and celery… I will miss you… peanut butter period… DAM YOU!!!

  5. Matt :

    PB, it’s you, me and a spoon – Saturday nights from 8-10pm. It’s a date.

  6. stef :

    awe Nutts… So, what about Cashews? I hear these are paleo illegal? Same situation?

  7. Slaughter :

    You want to stay away from the legume family (which peanuts technically are) cashews are much better as they are in the nut family, walnuts are great, pistachios are also included.

  8. Joylyn :

    Mckenna–not the same problems with almonds or almond butter, as almonds are not in the legume family.
    It is sad though, it’s just not the same putting almonds instead of freshly shelled peanuts in my cold beer at a Rox game on a hot afternoon. Oh well, here’s to no inflammed and leaky GI tracts.
    Courtney & Bernie–remind us not to dress up as Mr. Peanut for this Halloween :)

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