How does peanut butter kill your gains?

How does peanut butter kill your gains?

On your way to the bulk town?

Sandwich with peanut butter and jam, or a few scoops of protein blended with chocolate milk, and some peanut butter, or a simple peanut butter and bananas combo, mhm.

But what about the muscles?

The point of bulk isn't the delicious food and gaining fat (it''s just the part of it).

Is the peanut butter the best option? Why is it even popular?

We've got no fucking clue.

Okay, so a 100-gram serving of PB contains 25 grams of protein.

Fair enough?

But. It contains around 50 grams of fat also.

It's almost like a portion of 20 McNuggets from McDonald's.

You would say "bUt ThE qUaLiTy oF tHe FaTs MaTtErS".

It certainly does.

But there are two key points here.

  1. How good and digestive is the protein butter (you want all the 25 grams of protein to help you build new muscles, not to go down the toilet, right?).

  2. There are less in calorie foods with higher protein amounts (We'll write another topic about that, we don't want you to lose gym session cause of this long read).

Ever heard of the thyroid gland? It is located in your neck, produces hormones crucial for regulating your metabolism and energy levels.

But did you know that what you eat, like peanut butter, can affect how well your thyroid works?

Peanut butter does have protein, which is important for building muscles.

However, the thyroid problems caused by its fats can slow down your metabolism and make it harder for your body to use that protein for muscle growth.

If you're trying to build muscle, having thyroid problems caused by peanut butter can mess up your plans.

Instead of gaining muscle, you will feel tired and sluggish.

Peanut Butter vs. Thyroid Hormones (with links):

  • Blocks Thyroid Hormone Release: Peanut butter contains fats called polyunsaturated fats (PUFAs). These PUFAs can stop your thyroid gland from releasing enough hormones into your body. Study Link

  • Interferes with Hormone Transport: PUFAs can also mess with proteins in your body that carry thyroid hormones. This means those important hormones can't get to where they're needed. Study Link

  • Impairs Hormone Conversion: Even if your body makes enough of one type of thyroid hormone, peanut butter can make it hard for your liver to turn it into another type your body really needs. Study Link

Are you still up for a PB & jam sandwich before a workout?

We are not here to judge, but think twice and be wise (what a decent rhyme).

Maybe there are other better options as a pre-workout snack or a protein breakfast.

But we'll share it with you later.

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