Peanut butter has been with us through thick and thin, from childhood into adulthood, from peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to a healthy topping for your morning bowl of oatmeal. Unless you’re allergic to peanuts you probably even have your favorite kind of peanut butter be it smooth or crunchy, sweetened or salty, regular or organic, store-bought or homemade. It’s a great thing to dip apples into, use as a spread, or even add to salad dressings and sauces. But here’s something you probably didn’t know about it – peanut butter has one major side effect. 

You probably grew up knowing that peanut butter is good for you. It’s a source of healthy fat and fiber, it’s a very good source of protein and it packs a decent amount of magnesium and iron too. Peanut butter can balance out any meal or snack and help you stay feeling full for longer. But here’s the kicker – eating it every day can have an inflammatory effect on the body of the more sensitive peanut butter lovers.