Okay, you must have been told and you might have read about the various benefits of peanut butter. Well, it is true that peanut butter can be healthy but only if you eat them in moderate amounts. If the peanut butter you consume contains only ground and roasted peanuts and just a little salt then it is absolutely healthy. In fact, eating peanuts and nuts has been connected to better health and weight reduction. However, most commercially made peanut butter contains lots of salt, hydrogenated vegetable oil, and added sugar, which makes it pretty much unhealthy. Also, peanut butter is high in calories and if you overeat them, be ready to gain extra pounds. If, however, you can limit your intake, then there should be no problem.