Heinz ketchup uses high fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup as a sweetener- the industrial sweetener which has been linked to obesity, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Here is a delicious and healthy ketchup recipe you can prepare at home:
- 1 x 12 oz. can tomato paste
- 1 cup water
- 2 tbsp vinegar
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp curry powder
- ½ tsp garlic powder
In a saucepan mix the ingredients and boil them over medium-high heat. Then, simmer while stirring frequently until flavors have blended. Cool before serving.
Try Out Some Homemade Mayonnaise Recipes
The culprit in most common brands (Heinz or Hellman’s) is the soybean and canola oil. These industrial oils are high in Omega 6 and can spike inflammation and damage heart health. Our body needs Omega 6 and Omega 3 (the ideal ratio is 3:1) but in the right ratio and from the right source. Your diet must be balanced and if you consume the standard Western diet the ratio is almost 16:1. This could provoke hormonal imbalances and too much inflammation. Therefore, avoid processed foods and find some healthy alternatives.
Swap Your Honey for This Kind
You have to make a change if your honey comes in a plastic bottle or looks like liquid gold. Honey is a powerful antibacterial agent, is rich in prebiotics and probiotics for the gut and has many other beneficial properties. But all of those properties are destroyed the moment they are heated (pasteurized). There is no nutritional benefit from a liquid honey. Pick up raw honey because it contains all nutrients, it is unpasteurized, solid and more brown, than yellow.
Trade Soy Sauce for Organic Tamari
Opt for tamari if you are looking for a healthier version of soy sauce. The process used to make tamari avoids using wheat which means that it is gluten-free, less inflammatory, and better for gut health. Also, it has a richer flavor and 30% more protein.
Forget Table Syrup- Have You Tried REAL Maple Syrup?
Skip the preservatives, artificial flavors, and corn syrup and try a real maple syrup which is rich in magnesium and trace minerals.