Sauces, salad dressing, dips, and condiment intake
Many Americans don’t appreciate real food (e.g. food in its natural form). We not only super-size our meals but also put sauces and condiments on everything.
- Some sauces, salad dressings, dips and condiments are good to use, such as salsa; marinara sauce; low-sodium, no-wheat soy sauce; olive oil; Balsamic vinegar; low-fat salad dressing; mustard; and horseradish.
- Try to eat your foods plain—it’s much better for you.
- If you are going to use sauces, salad dressing, dips, and condiments, use them in moderation, and choose ones that have some nutritional value.
- Choose items that have minimal calories and ingredients.
- Be extremely selective.
- Watch out for sauces and dips made at restaurants and those you buy at the grocery store. Most are packed full of fat, flour, sugar, sodium, preservatives, and other harmful ingredients.
- You can find better-quality products at some health food stores—read labels.