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Reece's Peanut Butter CupReese’s Peanut Butter Cups are bad for you and I’d stop eating them if you don’t feel like ruining your health! Reese’s Peanut Butter cups are way too high in saturated fat and sugar and don’t provide enough fiber! After reading this article, I highly doubt you’ll ever want to eat Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups again!

Calories

One package of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups has 210 calories and 110 of them come from fat, according to Thehersheycompany.com. I’d grab a pear instead, they only have around 100 calories!

Saturated Fat

Each package of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups has 4.5 grams of saturated fat, according to Thehersheycompany.com. I’d rather eat an apple instead of putting all that unhealthy saturated fat in my body! High cholesterol levels are often caused by diets high in saturated fat. In addition, diets high in saturated fat significantly increase the risk of developing heart disease. Stick to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and fish and stay away from Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups if you don’t feel like getting heart disease!

Sugar

One package of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups has 21 grams of sugar, according to Thehersheycompany.com. Seems like a little too much sugar for a bite size candy to me! I’d stay away from foods with refined sugar like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups if you don’t feel like getting type 2 diabetes. People who eat diets rich in refined sugar have a significantly increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to the Harvard School of Public Health.

Not Enough Fiber

One package of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups only has 1 gram of dietary fiber, according to Thehersheycompany.com. Low fiber foods like Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are way less filling than high fiber foods like fruits and vegetables. Grab an apple instead if you’re looking for something to curb your appetite! Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups don’t have nearly enough fiber.

The Bottom Line

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are bad for you and you should stop eating them if you care about your health even the slightest bit. I know, they’re tasty and their peanut buttery taste is almost irresistible! But what do you care about more, your sweet tooth or your health? If you chose your health (which I hope you did) then grab some fruit instead when you need a snack! If you’re ready to overcome your sugar addiction, check out the book below!

References:

Thehersheycompany.com: REESE’s Peanut Butter Cups

Nutritiondata.com: Raw Pear Nutrition Facts

University of Massachusetts: Saturated Fats

Harvard School of Public Health: Fats and Cholesterol

American Heart Association: Saturated Fats

Harvard School of Public Health: Type 2 Diabetes

Harvard School of Public Health: Carbohydrates

University of California: Increased Fiber Curbs Appetite in Woman


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