Are your condiments making you sick?
Ketchup, Mustard and Mayo are the typical all American Condiments that are sleeping so quietly in everyone’s kitchen cabinet or fridge across the country. These tasty little devils always await to be spread ever so sweetly across your bun or next hot dog. It sounds like a dirty romance novel doesn’t it? Well, it’s kind of dirty! In fact, most brands that are used are loaded in salt, high fructose corn syrup and are considered GMO Products. They’re non organic ingredients come from genetically modified crops that have been sprayed down with the worse pesticides ever. Pesticides shouldn’t be part of any great love story. Especially, when you decide to unite your well done perfected hamburger with a cheap no good version of what could be. It would be a tragic ending!
One night a long time ago… I had a close girlfriend of mine stay the weekend at my house. I had a busy work week and wanted to pick up a few basic food items before she arrived. When I was shopping in the grocery store that weekend, I had a hard time locating condiments because the store was so busy with shoppers. So I decided to skip it and just get the essentials that I needed. My friend and I had a fun weekend planned, which included an all night outing of Salsa Dancing. We danced for hours that evening and worked up a big appetite. As we drove home, I assured my friend that her famished appetite would be quite pleased by the Organic Eggs and Turkey Bacon I had waiting at home for her. She rolled her eyes at me as I quickly raced passed the 24 hour McDonald’s… before she could turn head and force me against my will to stop! As we entered the house, I ran upstairs to take a shower as she happily made herself breakfast. After I was done taking a shower, I ran back downstairs to see how her food was. To my surprise, my friend was upset sulking on the couch. I asked her what was wrong. She yelled at me in a friendly tone “YOU HAVE NO KETCHUP!” I asked her what she did with the organic eggs and bacon she made. She said she tossed them in the garbage without eating them because “I HAD NO KETCHUP!”
Apparently, I have friends that are very serious about their ketchup.
How serious are you about your condiments? Do you have to eat every piece of meat with mayo, mustard or ketchup? It’s quite okay if you do. I can honestly take condiments with or without my food. But, if I do purchase these products…I will only buy Organic GMO Free Brands. The healthier brands won’t increase your blood pressure by having less salt and sugar. The organic brands taste better as well. I don’t find the pricing drastically different on organic condiments verses conventional ones. If you’re wanting to slowly eliminate chemicals from your diet…starting with ketchup, mayo and mustard is a quick and easy thing to do. Most grocery stores offer the options. I like to buy any of the Annie’s Organic Condiments. They have everything from mayo, mustard, ketchup and Worcestershire sauce. Try and see.
Heinz also puts out Organic Ketchup and Mustard.
Fun Facts. Did you know?
One teaspoon of hot mustard will boost your metabolism 20 to 25 percent for several hours after consuming it. Mustard Seed also may help alleviate headaches because of the mineral magnesium that’s in it. Magnesium is usually very depleted in most people today and is needed to perform over 300 functions in the body.
I hope you enjoyed this article. If you begin to eliminate chemicals little by little…you will start to notice improvements with your own health slowly each day. You can do it!
Here’s me eating organic egg whites with no ketchup! LOL.
With more than 24 years of diverse experience in the health and wellness industry, Jaime has
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