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Get Healthy, Stay Healthy!


June 2014
Healthiest and Worst Condiments



Unhealthy Condiments

Mayo: With processed refined soybean oil as the main ingredient in most mayos, there's NOTHING healthy about mayonnaise.  It causes internal inflammation and harms your omega-6 to omega-3 balance with excess omega-6 fats.  If you can find a mayo made with 100% olive oil instead of soybean oil, this would actually be a healthy choice.

Ketchup: Is made from tomatoes so it does contain the beneficial nutrient lycopene.  Unfortunately ketchup has a high % of sugar, and most brands are made with nasty high fructose corn syrup.

Barbeque sauce: BBQ sauce is actually worse than ketchup because it has higher levels of sugar or HFCS and lower levels of actual tomato.  


Salad Dressing: Most contain HFCS and soybean oil or unhealthy canola oil as the main ingredients. 
Most "fat-free" salad dressings are simply loaded with extra sugar.  Plus, remember that you need a good fat source to go with your salad to help absorb the vitamins and minerals in your veggies, so fat-free dressing is not a good option.  Even most salad dressing brands that claim to be "made with olive oil" only have small amounts of actual olive oil, while unhealthy soybean or canola oils are main oils used.  Instead, follow my healthy salad dressing recipe if you want a lean healthy body.
 

Healthy Condiments

Mustard:  
First, it has no added sugar.  Also, mustard seed itself is a source of powerful antioxidants.  In addition to the antioxidants in the mustard seed, most yellow mustards also contain turmeric (one of the healthiest anti-cancer spices) and paprika, which both contain powerful antioxidants as well!

Guacamole:  Lots of healthy fats (that satisfy your appetite and regulate hormone balance), lots of fiber, and plenty of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Salsa It almost never has added sugars if you get a good brand.  Salsa is mostly just vegetables so it's hard to go wrong. And if you're a ketchup lover and want to reduce your sugar intake, just try salsa instead for a much healthier option. Salsa on a burger is just as delicious as ketchup on a burger. Just remember that the corn chips that people generally cram down their throats with salsa are NOT even close to healthy. Corn chips are almost always fried in a heavily refined omega-6 oil such as corn or soy oil, and are inflammatory.  Plus, most corn used for corn chips is genetically modified.   Organic corn chips are a small step in the right direction (this ensures it's not GMO corn). 

Hummus: Is mostly just chickpeas, tahini, garlic, lemon, and olive oil, and is easily one of the healthiest condiments or as a separate snack by itself. The main thing to look for when buying a good hummus is to make sure it's made with olive oil and NOT soybean or canola oil.  Unfortunately most brands use cheap soy or canola oil, but if you're a label reader, it's easy to find a brand that uses solely olive oil.

Pesto: Is generally a mashed mix of garlic, pine nuts, basil, olive oil, and grated cheese.  It's a great source of healthy fats and also powerful antioxidants, mostly from the garlic and basil, but to some extent from the pine nuts and olive oil too. Pesto goes incredibly well with sandwiches, on meat dishes, or surprisingly, even on eggs. 
 
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Recipe of the Month

Baked Salmon with Lemon and Thyme
 















Ingredients:
 
  1. 32 oz piece of salmon
  2. 1 lemon, sliced thin
  3. 1 tbsp capers
  4. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  5. 1 tbsp fresh thyme
  6. Olive oil, for drizzling





http://paleogrubs.com/paleo-salmon
 

salmon recipe

Preparation:
 
  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and place salmon, skin side down, on the prepared baking sheet. Generously season salmon with salt and pepper. Arrange capers on the salmon, and top with sliced lemon and thyme.
  2. Place baking sheet in a cold oven, then turn heat to 400 degrees F. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve immediately
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