We often use commercial sauces in order to improve the taste of our meals, right? Sometimes, by just dipping a chicken wing into some spicy ketchup or flavorful barbeque sauce, the whole meal just gets tastier and more appealing.
However, most of the times, besides adding a bit of flavor to your dishes, these commercial condiments can turn out to present quite a detrimental impact on your health and also on your figure. They embody certain ingredients, which turn out to cause addiction, overeating, high cholesterol, obesity, high blood pressure, heart conditions and so on. That does not sound good, does it?
Gladly, you can opt for organic, natural ingredients, such as herbs and vegetable oils, which embody no side effects on your health state. But on the contrary, they present beneficial properties, as they are extracted from organic herbs. Your meals will undoubtedly taste much better than they did before and you’ll get to benefit from all their positive particularities.
These are the three most popular sauces that harm both your health and figure. So, you ought to steer clear of:
Don’t get tricked into believing that ketchup is actually made of tomatoes. It is not. As a matter of fact, it mostly consists of high-fructose corn syrup, which is utterly detrimental for your health. Just one tablespoon of commercial ketchup contains four grams of sugar. Besides its high content of sugar, it’s loaded with sodium and other flavor enhancers which are basically just chemicals.
By adding ketchup to make your meals tastier, not only will you grow the risks of further suffering from cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, but you will endlessly continue the struggle of getting rid of those extra pounds!
Steak and Barbeque Sauce
Of course it’s easier to add commerce sauce to your steak than prepare it yourself, but it’s so damaging for you that you should undoubtedly consider excluding it from your meals entirely! Just as ketchup, steak and barbeque sauce is loaded with sugar, sodium and chemicals. A high sodium intake will imminently affect your blood pressure, thus growing the risk of heart disease.
The low-carb version of the sauce is not a good idea either. In order to grant it the specific sweet taste, manufacturers add artificial sweeteners, which are even more harmful than sugar itself. You might want to steer clear of it.
Who doesn’t love a meatball sub with a consistent mayo spread? Well, I suppose no one. However, if everybody loves it, it doesn’t mean it’s good for you. On the contrary, it is loaded with overflowing fats, which will get you suffering from high cholesterol in no time. Of course, it’s rich in sugar too. Besides these, in preparing the traditional commercial mayonnaise, manufacturers use soybean oil, which is pretty much one of the most harmful oils present in processed foods. Mayo does not sound so appealing after all, does it?
A healthy alternative to the commercial mayo is preparing this sauce at home. All you need is oil, egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, some mustard, salt and pepper. Do take the time to prepare this yourself and you’ll enjoy your meals greatly, they’ll be tastier and healthier. Don’t take your health for granted!