Hello, I’m Ty Mason from TheDiabetesCouncil.com,
researcher, writer and I have type 2 diabetes. Today I’m going to answer the question, is
peanut butter good for diabetes. But before we get into that, make sure you
download my free diabetes management book which also includes a diabetes grocery shopping
guide (foods to eat and avoid) by clicking the link below. I am sure we have all heard about who invented
peanut butter, right? Yes, the ancient Aztecs developed mashed peanuts
many many years ago. Oh, you thought I was going to say George
Washington Carver? Well, he did “invent” something similar
to what we call peanut butter today. Marcellus Gilmore Edson was awarded U.S. Patent
306,727 (for the manufacture of peanut butter) in 188. Carver was only 20 at the time. But probably closer to what we use today was
developed by Dr John Harvey Kellogg (yes, the cereal guy) in 1895. But what we probably know more as peanut butter
today was developed by a St Louis doctor who made a spread for this patients who needed
protein but had trouble chewing. This spread was first introduced at the St
Louis World’s Fair in 1904. Regardless of who invented it, I really like
peanut butter. I personally am a Jif guy with all due respect
to the Skippy and other brand lovers. Nutritionally peanut butter is a powerhouse. Two tablespoons of peanut butter contain approximately
12 grams of healthy poly- and monounsaturated fats, and nearly 8 grams of protein. Peanut butter also contains no cholesterol. The carbohydrate content of peanut butter
is minimal, with less than 7 grams per serving. The glycemic index of peanut butter is a very
low 14 which brings the glycemic load to absolutely ZERO. Peanut butter will not elevate your blood
sugar and it also helps regulate your blood sugar with all the amino acids and proteins. When eaten with high-GI foods, peanut butter
also helps lower the spike of blood sugar after eating. Carol S. Johnson, Ph.D., led a study at Arizona
State University where researchers compared the blood-sugar levels of two meals. One meal consisted of a buttered bagel and
juice. The second meal replaced the butter with peanut
butter which resulted in a minimal rise and fall of blood sugar, while the buttered bagel
raised the level considerably more. So YES, peanut butter is very good for diabetes. Eat up! Just be careful with the jelly! I hope this answered your question is peanut
butter good or bad for diabetes. Don’t forget to get your diabetes management
book by clicking the link below. Let me know if you have any other diabetes
related questions.