Condiments are filled with high carbs when you buy them from the:
- Corner shop.
- Big store.
Or anywhere else you can find where businesses sell them without a second thought to what it does or doesn’t do to your health.
But not all condiments are bad.
Today I’ll only focus on the highest carbohydrate condiments I personally stuffed onto my food and chewed to bits, which added an unnecessary amount of carbs and sugar to my meals.
Let’s talk about it.
1. Apple Sauce
For someone who never ate apples and hated the idea of eating, cutting, or peeling fruits, I had no problem eating and adding apple sauce to my meals.
By meals, I mean anything like Rice, Pasta, cakes, and the many other things I tried it with.
Whenever fruit is packaged into…. a package, it becomes even more sugary, carby, and full of sh*t than it already would have. And the amount of apple sauce people have is beyond the serving sizes.
2. Tomato Ketchup
This one is a standard. It’s so common in western culture sespecially, that people think you’re crazy for NOT using it in so many different meals.
You can throw Tomato ketchup on:
- Grains and wheat in general.
And so much more. Ironically. the many foods that can use it aren’t foods you want to stuff your face with. And again, we use too much Tomato sauce, making it a problematic food with an already high-carb meal.
3. Salad Cream
Salad cream is similar. It’s a condiment that isn’t the highest in carbohydrates when you really look at it. But because portion control is a thing most don’t have, it becomes a problem.
I was one of those who squeezed an insane amount of salad cream onto food throughout the day. It was “just” something you did.
4. Yellow or Pink Custard
Custard tastes good for a lot of reasons:
- It’s fatty.
- And it has a lot of sugar + carbs.
Fat tastes good, sugar tastes good, and both taste better. But both (when combined) also ruin you in more ways than is necessary.
Puddings, cakes, biscuits, cookies, you can pretty much load custard onto so many desserts and unhealthy foods to make them better. With the added benefit of the custard itself being no good!
5. Chocolate spread
Chocolate spread is gorgeous when you spread it over bread, certain biscuits, flour products, or better yet – eating the chocolate spread with a spoon right out of the jar!
I had a habit of doing that. And now my desire for sweet things has disappeared with my sweet tooth.
Honey is a heavenly food or condiment if you’re the type to have a sweet tooth, crave sweets, and enjoy the sugar rush that comes with loading yourself with sugar.
It’s a lot better than regular sugar and has a special sweet taste to it.
That’s why you can use it in tea, cakes, desserts, water, and so many things.
But that doesn’t mean it’s a healthy condiment to use or that it isn’t high carb, high sugar, and easy to overdose on.
7. Golden Syrup
Golden Syrup, Maple Syrup, it’s all the same as far as I see it. It’s like the alternative to honey because both are sweet, have a similar texture, look similar, and behave similarly.
They can be used in similar ways.
Either way, it’s a diabetes food at the highest level. And a diabetics nightmare.
8. Chocolate sauce
Chocolate sauce is so creamy, fatty, delicious, thick, and covers anything you throw over it to the point of absorbing it in a sense.
That’s where the fun begins.
In reality, though, it’s detrimental to your health, mainly because of the combination of fat and sugar (the latter being the problem).
9. Mint Sauce
Mint Sauce actually tastes good, or at least it did when I had a sweet tooth. I remember the taste.
I added it to Pasta, Rice, other grains, and even meats to supposedly make it taste better. But I know better now that you need it more for grains than you do for meat.
A very high-carb condiment that’s easy to over indulge.
10. Brown Sauce
Who doesn’t enjoy brown sauce? It’s what you see at Mc Donalds, KFC, and other fast food restaurants.
In Mc Donalds you famously add it to their fries, which are admittedly good because of the salt, but still.
The pattern with Western condiments is you use them for foods that are ultimately no good for you if you haven’t noticed yet.
11. Hot pepper sauce
I’m Jamaican by background, and we love hot foods and hot sauces. We have the taste buds for it, kinda like Mexicans I guess.
The problem with these pepper sauces is they’re no good from an ingredient point of view, sugar and carbs point of view, and so on.
If you have the taste buds for this condiment, adding too much is too easy.
12. Chilli sauce
Chilli sauce is another element of pepper sauce when it all comes down to it. Similar tastes, similar burning sensation, similar heat, and similar incompatibilities for those who can’t stand it.
I can’t remember the last time I ate something like this. Or added it to my food I should say.
13. Barbeque Sauce
Barbeque sauce is special in fast food restaurants. It’s something you can’t escape.
Heinz does it all as well and they’re known all over the western world.
Too easy to squeeze a boat load into your plate and over your food. Especially the food in your plate that’s healthy but is now unhealthy because of the bbq sauce.
14. Sweet n sour sauce
I had a habit of ordering sweet and sour sauce and sweet n sour chicken from Chinese takeaways or Restaurants. I enjoyed that sweet taste.
That comes at it cost when you live like that for a lifestyle. Especially when you get it from restaurants who add all sorts of crap to the food as it is.
15. Raspberry Jam
I was never that much of a “jam and toast” guy, but every now and then I’d use Jam to add to my food. Mainly bread when I used to eat this high-carb breakfast food.
Almost all fruit when put into a package is no good unless it’s in its original state.
16. Strawberry Jam
And finally, we have strawberry jam, the alternative to raspberry. As a fruit, I enjoy strawberries more and I eat them on occasion these days with my new way of eating (ketogenic).
The strawberry jam had its time in my life, and like many condiments, it’s too easy to overload your plate.