Apart from the drinks, a traditional cookout spread has many foods that are surprisingly high in sugar and calories: classic Cookout spices, side dishes, and even bread rolls can be packed, says Jim White, RDN, a sports physiologist and owner of Jim White Fitness & Nutrition Studios, as well as retail spice massages and dressings, adds William Duffy, MD, a doctor and expert on personalized medicine at Penn Medicine.
What is the problem with sugar specifically? If you refer to the type of whole fruits, vegetables and dairy products, there is no but the sugar supplements that are used in many processed and packaged foods It is a problem when one considers that the average American, according to his own words, is at risk for heart disease and obesity According to a report from the University of California, San Francisco, it consumes about 82 grams of sugar daily – more than double the 39-gram limit recommended by the American Heart Association.
If you are a fan of summery cookout foods (and who are not). Here are some foods that you should look out for this summer, as well as healthy alternatives.
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Hot Dogs and Hamburger Buns.
"Believe it or not, traditional bread rolls can be loaded with sugar," says White. While "loaded" is a relative term, especially on a scale that includes soft drinks, a single roll may contain up to 7 grams of sugar, which USDA far exceeds one teaspoon.
Swap out with: Food for Life Buns Hot Dog Ezekiel Organic, 16 oz. (Pack of 6)
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Duffy recommends choosing whole wheat bread or sprouts simple old white bread. Food for Life Baker Ezekiel 4: 9 Whole wheat burger rolls contain 0 g of sugar.
Your favorite summer spice looks relatively harmless, but a single tablespoon of Heinz tomato ketchup contains 4 grams of sugar – much of it high in fructose corn syrup.
Exchange with: Heinz Reduced Sugar Tomato Ketchup 13 oz. Squeeze Bottle
White says whole tomato slices are the healthiest alternative. If you're not ready to go without ketchup, Heinz makes a reduced-sugar strain that contains only one gram of sugar per serving of a tablespoon. Duffy says mustard is also a great sugar-free option – provided you do not opt for honey mustard, which usually contains lots of sugar.
The amount of sugar when grilling varies from one ton of sauce to sauce, but thick tomato-based sauces are probably higher in sugar than thinner, vinegar-based ones.
Exchange with: Bone Doctors Carolina Bold Barbeque Sauce 12.5 fl oz  Bone Dentists
Look for low-sugar options like Carolina Bold from Bone Doctors' Barbecue Sauce, which contains just 1 gram of sugar per 2-tablespoon serving.