Why Zion National Park Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes

Dec 22, 2018

Why Zion National Park Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes

Wait!  Isn’t this like comparing apples to oranges?  Certainly, but the argument is still interesting, if not entertaining, so let’s do this!  First, we’ll establish why peanut butter on pancakes is worthy competition for America’s third most popular national park, thus lending credibility to our assertion.  Then, we’ll explain why Zion Park beats it. This article presents four reasons why Zion National Park is more attractive and more fulfilling than eating peanut butter (PB) on pancakes.

Peanut butter on pancakes is worthy competition against Zion Park because it beats the other common options for pancake topping: jams, jellies, fruit, and hazelnut spread. Peanut butter tastes good, is more nutritious, convenient, versatile, and well, somewhat memorable.

Taste and Pleasure

Sure, the old stand-by of syrup tastes really good; however, tasting good is a temporary, even momentary pleasure, giving some flash-in-the-pan emotional comfort and raising a little of the feel-good hormone dopamine, only to rebound down to earth very quickly.  The taste of PB is wildly popular, especially in North America. As tasty as peanut butter is, seeing Zion National Park is better by providing hours or days of feel-goodness and satisfaction, bringing longer-lasting pleasure to mind, body, and spirit.  


Virtually all pancake syrups are packed with refined sugar or high fructose corn syrup.  With all we know about the deleterious effects of heaps of sugar on inflammation and our health, syrup doesn’t stand a chance at beating peanut butter, with regard to health benefits.  Peanut butter has much less sugar and more protein. Other challengers, like jam, jelly or hazelnut spreads, not only have more sugar than PB, but also are sadly lacking in the all-powerful nutrient—protein, which PB has a lot of.  Protein is used in the function of every cell in the body; it builds bone, muscle, hair, the immune system, well, every part of your body. It can also be converted to blood sugar for energy, when needed. Zion National Park, however, is a hiker’s paradise:  mild, moderate, and strenuous trails for cardio exercise, fresh air to breathe, sunshine to both warm you and to synthesize the necessary Vitamin D3 in your body.  As nutritious as PB is, it can’t provide the benefits of cardio exercise.

Convenience and Versatility

Remember the last time you hosted a visit from whomever?  Outside of the planned meals of cooking, what was the default offering of food?  Peanut butter! It’s convenient, versatile, accessible, and popular. Peanut butter and jam sandwiches, apples with PB, crackers, celery, bananas, PB on toast, and, of course, pancakes or waffles with PB—right there in the cupboard, quick and simple to serve, and who can argue against the popularity of PB?.  Now, it’s hard for Zion Park to beat PB in these four criteria, but you can’t win ‘em all. Keep in mind that Zion National Park is standing next to the charming town of Springdale, Utah, where convenience can’t be overstated.  Hotels, restaurants, gift shops, outdoor equipment, and groceries are within walking distance of Zion’s main entrance.  Zion is versatile because it changes with the seasons, features hikes of varying intensities, and offers something for everybody, from photographers to geologists to athletes to the handicapped.  The millions of yearly visitors attest to its popularity.


No contest, here.  When was the last time you eavesdropped on a conversation where someone said, “Man, I’ll never forget the peanut butter I ate in spring of 98?  It was amazing!” Zion National Park is forever memorable, it can inspire you to tackle your goals, feed your spirit, your relationships, and rejuvenate you in returning to the daily grind.  The experiences, the laughter, the awe, the feelings, and the photographs could last a lifetime.

Why Zion National Park Beats Peanut Butter On Pancakes

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