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The Worst Condiments to Stay Away from Right Now

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Amanda Norcross of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 11: Let's be honest: French fries are nothing without ketchup. And what's popcorn without melted butter? Condiments make our food taste good. But oftentimes, they're not so good for us."All foods can be part of a healthy diet, and condiments can be a great way to get a picky child (or adult!) to consume more fruits, vegetables, and protein-packed sandwiches," says Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT, a registered dietitian and Hispanic Food Communications and Scientific Advisory Board member at the Grain Foods Foundation. "That said, it's important to keep an eye on nutrition labels and be careful not to get too many calories from high-fat or high-sugar condiments. With that in mind, I always suggest focusing on what's between the bread, in the tortilla, or on the burger, letting condiments play a role but making vegetables and lean proteins be the star of the show."Next time you need to re-up any of your household staples, be aware of the sneaky ingredients in these condiments (and the healthier alternatives you might want to try instead).Plus, always steer clear of the 100 Unhealthiest Foods On the Planet.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

The Worst Condiments to Stay Away from Right Now

Let's be honest: French fries are nothing without ketchup. And what's popcorn without melted butter? Condiments make our food taste good. But oftentimes, they're not so good for us.

"All foods can be part of a healthy diet, and condiments can be a great way to get a picky child (or adult!) to consume more fruits, vegetables, and protein-packed sandwiches," says Sylvia Klinger, DBA, MS, RDN, LDN, CPT, a registered dietitian and Hispanic Food Communications and Scientific Advisory Board member at the Grain Foods Foundation. "That said, it's important to keep an eye on nutrition labels and be careful not to get too many calories from high-fat or high-sugar condiments. With that in mind, I always suggest focusing on what's between the bread, in the tortilla, or on the burger, letting condiments play a role but making vegetables and lean proteins be the star of the show."

Next time you need to re-up any of your household staples, be aware of the sneaky ingredients in these condiments (and the healthier alternatives you might want to try instead).

Plus, always steer clear of the 100 Unhealthiest Foods On the Planet.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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