Calorie horrors: the foods that are surprisingly high in calories


Peanut butter

Peanut butter is another one of those foods that can be a very good thing to include in your diet, as it’s high in protein and healthy fats. There have even been studies that show that people who eat peanuts on a regular basis are less likely to be obese.

But peanut butter can be really high in calories and saturated fat, so choose your brand carefully and watch your portion sizes.

Horror: One tablespoon of Tesco smooth peanut butter, 95 calories and 7.8g fat, 1.1g of which are saturates.

Heaven: One tablespoon of Meridian smooth peanut butter, 89 calories and 6.9g fat, 1.1g of which are saturates. Ok, so that’s not much different to the Tesco one above, as peanut butters have raised their game health-wise in recent years. So it’s all about your portion size, and not spooning it into your mouth straight from the jar.


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