We confess: we may or may not have a bad habit of pouring ketchup on everything we eat. We had no shame about it until we realized the high sugar content in our favorite sauce. To put it bluntly, our ketchup addiction is basically a sugar addiction and stealthily wreaking havoc on our waistlines.
One tablespoon-size serving of ketchup has a massive four grams of sugar, and you better believe we don’t stop at one tablespoon. The super trendy Sriracha also gets a bad rap in the nutrition world — it’s filled with sodium and hidden sugars as well. And mayo? Don’t even get us started.
But don't fret, you aren’t doomed to a life of bland meals forever. There are actually healthy condiments that are just as delicious as they are good for you.
Primal Kitchen Avocado Oil Mayo
Made with organic eggs and totally void of canola oil, this best-selling mayo alternative is the perfect way to achieve that coveted creamy base. It’s also sugar-free and uses avocado oil, which has been shown to protect against free radicals.
Eden Organic Brown Mustard
Many mainstream mustard brands are loaded with sodium, but this one instead uses apple cider vinegar and only a few other ingredients like mustard seed and sea salt to achieve its delicious taste and texture.
Crystal Hot Sauce
It doesn’t get much cleaner than this! Made with only aged red cayenne peppers, distilled vinegar and salt, this hot sauce serves as a detoxing agent and can actually help people with digestion.
Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos Soy-Free Seasoning Sauce
The quickest way to turn a healthy stir-fry meal into a nutrition bomb is to drench it in high-sodium soy sauce. Instead, opt for this simple, two-ingredient sauce made with organic coconut sap and mineral-rich salt for a much lower sodium count with a delicious flavor.
Entube Indian Curry Chili Paste
Using this condiment packs a huge nutritional punch to whatever you’re eating by providing a strong dose of cumin plus inflammation-fighting turmeric, cayenne and ginger. Moreover, this superfood sauce has acerola, which is loaded with vitamin C.