Condiments make savoring a sandwich or a salad much more enjoyable but you could be making a mistake by over using the wrong condiment and ignoring a healthier option. Look at the battle we put for the most popular condiments and weigh the pros and cons for each one to make a wise choice before seasoning your food.
Ketchup : Tomatoes are great fruits that are filled with wonderful nutrients, but does making ketchup out of them be as beneficial? I am sorry to have to tell you that delicious ketchup is not the healthiest condiment to choose because it is filled with high fructose corn syrup which is not healthy at all.
Mustard : Mustard gets its yellow color from turmeric which is an amazing spice with antioxidants and cancer-fighting powers. To ensure that you get the most benefit out of this tasty condiment, choose plain mustard as it is sugar-free. Other kinds of mustard, like honey mustard, usually have some kind of sugar content.
Mayonnaise : Disguised in a white appearance, mayo might seem like an innocent condiment. However, there are several health disadvantages of using mayonnaise. If not made correctly, mayo may be filled with salmonella because it is made from raw eggs. Moreover, a bought jar of mayo has a short expiry date after it gets open. Some people go for grapeseed veganaise as an alternative but it is better to lose this condiment as a whole.
Hummus : Like a lot of foods coming from the Middle Eastern cuisine, hummus is filled with numerous health benefits. Make your own hummus at home with tahini, chickpeas, garlic and extra virgin olive oil to get the most value out of it.
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