Ditch the deli. "Even the lower-fat versions of cured lunch meats contain the preservative sodium nitrate,"
“Hot dogs and sausages can be high in saturated fat. Even low-fat options tend to be packed with salt.
They often contain far more sodium and saturated fat than your typical home-cooked poultry products if you purchase them fully seasoned and with skin on.
You might want to shake up your condiment strategy, as many store-bought ones are loaded with added sugar and/or sodium.
In related condiment news, it’s best for your heart to steer clear of (or go light on) the sauce at your cookout.
About 70 percent of our total sodium consumption comes from food we find in packages or eat at restaurants. Another 15 percent is found naturally in ingredients.
Cardiac crime is that they're actually hidden sources of sugar and salt, says Fisher. “When fat is removed, sugar is typically added to maintain the taste and texture,”
Reduced-fat is unnaturally zero-fat. “Fat-free packaged foods were once touted as a healthy option for individuals wanting to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle,”
“Low-fat peanut butters usually contain the same amount of calories as its conventional counterpart. Again, you’re trading fat for sugar,” Fisher says.
Now, most experts agree that a diet high in added sugar may be just as big of a threat by contributing to obesity, inflammation, high cholesterol and diabetes