Why is peanut butter so good/why don't nuts satisfy hunger AT ALL?

Answered on October 13, 2013
Created October 12, 2013 at 11:39 PM

Everyone knows that nuts are the ultimate binge food, since they're so calorically dense, but feel like you're eating air. Pretty sure most people could eat a large sized jar of peanut butter if asked to.

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on October 13, 2013
at 04:53 PM

I agree. I love the stuff but it's really not filling. I always eat my nuts butters with a tbsp measure to keep my portions in check because trying to intuit when I'm satisfied is impossible


on October 13, 2013
at 05:27 AM

Probably something in the nuts that shuts off our fullness receptors in our brain. I know just what you mean, but if I have nut butter with something (say, a banana) I'll feel full. P.S. PB is not a nut, but a bean



on October 13, 2013
at 02:48 AM

Nut butter and seed butter are pretty filling. A tablespoon or two and I'm full. Peanutbutter often has added sugars and salt to blunt your tastebuds and keep you eating it long past the point of satiety.

Our local Costco has been out of organic almond butter, so I've been making my own. In some ways it's better because I know exactly what's in it.

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on October 13, 2013
at 02:37 AM

I could eat a jar of Almond Butter just as easily as a jar of Peanut Butter. And of course the obvious error is that Peanuts are not a nut. So equal amounts of any nut butter vs. peanut butter satisfies my hunger exactly the same.

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