Top 4 Worst Condiments For Belly Fat And My Healthy Options

Trying to lose belly fat is full of temptations and one of the things that I found most challenging were the condiments that I used to put on my food.

Most of us like to put some types of condiments onto our food whether it is just ketchup or mustard on a burger or hotdog or a salad with mayo or salad dressing.

But, Do you know which one’s will help you to lose belly fat and which one’s will just make you put on even more weight and pollute your body with chemicals.

Here is my 4 worst condiments and how to create healthy recipe versions.

Let’s start with the common condiments that really have bad ingredients.

Tomato Ketchup

Tomato Ketchup used to be my favorite condiment and I would put it on everything and even in sandwiches and use as a cooking ingredient as well. Yes, the tomatoes are healthy and contain lycopene which has been found to have cancer preventing properties, but ketchup is often very sweet and most brands are packed full of high fructose corn syrup which is definitely bad for you.

I use Passata which is concentrated rich tomato juice and add some smoked paprika powder to add some sweetness and extra flavour.

BBQ Sauce

Barbeque Sauce has to be worse than Tomato Ketchup as it has less good tomatoes and more bad sugars and high fructose corn syrups.

Here is my Healthy Barbeque Sauce recipe

Ingredients

3 cloves of garlic
1 small onion
2 tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 red chilli
1 teaspoon of fennel seeds
3 tablespoons of Maple Syrup
2 tablespoons of dark Soy Sauce or my favorite Organic Tamari Soy sauce
Freshly ground coarse sea salt and black pepper to season
1/2 pint /300ml of Tomato Passata

Method

Finely chop the onion and the red chilli (leave the seeds out for a milder version) and crush the garlic and the fennel seeds. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the onion, chilli, garlic and fennel seeds and cook until the onion has softened but not browned.

Add the Maple Syrup, Soy Sauce and the Passata and stir. Bring up to the boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for 2 or 3 minutes to thicken the sauce.

Season to taste with the freshly ground black pepper and sea salt.

Mayo

Mayonnaise and tartar sauce are made in similar ways and most store brands definitely are not healthy options. This is because they are made with soybean oil which can cause inflammation and also unbalances the ratios of omega 3 and 6 in your body. Definitely avoid any brands that contain Canola oils.

Mayo can be a healthy option but only if it is made with a healthy oil like Extra Virgin Olive Oil and is easy to make yourself in a liquidiser.

Ingredients

1 tablespoon of Organic Cider Vinegar
1 tablespoon of Dijon or American Mustard
2 Yolks from Organic or Free Range Eggs
7fl oz/200ml of Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Method

Add the 2 egg yolks, the cider vinegar and the mustard to the liquidiser and blitz or whisk together in a bowl.
Add the olive oil in to the liquidiser slowly with it running – or to the bowl you are whisking.

As you slowly add more oil into the mix whilst blitzing or whisking, the mixture should thicken up to become Mayonnaise.

I often add Crushed garlic as well for a bit of a kick or even a couple of handfuls of watercress leaves blitzed in or finely chopped and added for great color, flavor and all that added iron and minerals.

Salad Dressing

Most store bought salad dressings are made with the same culprit ingredients. They are usually sweetened with loads of refined sugars or high fructose corn syrup and the oils used are often Canola oil or Soybean oils. An when it says on the bottle – low fat – that just means that they have replaced some of the fats with more bad sugars.

Here is my healthy salad dressing recipe

For ease of use, I make my salad dressing in one of those bottles with a squirty top so that I can just shake and squirt, if you know what I mean.

Put in 2 crushed cloves of garlic, 1 small shallot also crushed and 1/2 a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper.

Add 2 teaspoons of maple syrup (use the real one and not just flavoring)

Make up the rest of the volume with one third of Organic Cider Vinegar
One third Balsamic Vinegar
One third Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Then just Shake and Squirt!

Try these healthy versions and never feel guilty about them again when you are on your quest to get rid of belly fat.

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