Healthy sauces? 8 nutritionist-recommended condiment choices

Healthy sauces? 8 nutritionist-recommended condiment choices

America loves condiments. After all, what would a hamburger or hot dog be without ketchup and mustard? 

And if classic condiments don’t suit you, there’s likely a product out there you will like – try Heinz’s “BuffaRanch,” Taylor Swift-inspired “Ketchup and Seemingly Ranch” or the brainchild of Cheez-It and Hidden Valley Ranch’s “Cheezy Ranch.”

But, are our favorite dips healthy? Could smothering our meals in sauce impact our health? We spoke with registered dietitian Abbey Sharp about the most nutritious options.

Healthy sauces? 8 nutritionist-recommended condiment choices

What are condiments?

A condiment is anything that enhances the flavor of food. Sauces, dips, pastes and even seasonings count as condiments. Favorites include ketchup, mayo, mustard, soy sauce, wasabi and hot sauce.

Are condiments healthy?

While many think condiments cancel out any health benefits of the food they’re paired with, registered dietitian Abbey Sharp says they can help us eat a more nutritious, varied diet.

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