I love peanut butter. Jim and I discuss the merits of chunky versus creamy. That's true. I feel it is truly worth my time. I love the peanut butter that you grind yourself at the natural market, skippy super chunk or creamy, those off-brands that taste a little different are all still worthy of my attention.
Our friend Roger says that peanuts are a known carcinogen and he stays away from it. On the other hand, he revealed recently that he has a Coke and Entenmann's chocolate cake for breakfast every morning. Go figure.
My feeling is, pick your poison and enjoy it.
Peanuts have protein. You can eat peanut butter that is not loaded with sugar, eat it on something healthier than white bread or crackers, like a veggie or fruit, and not eat a vat of it at a time.