Why Doctors Are Saying You Should Stop Eating Ketchup Immediately
For many American dishes, ketchup is the perfect condiment. It goes great on both hot dogs and hamburgers, and who doesn't love dipping their fries into the delicious tomato-y stuff?
Unfortunately, new research has some bad news for those of us who love eating ketchup. Turns out, the tasty red condiment might be doing more harm to your body than good...
Ketchup is the most popular condiment in the United States, but research is showing that just because it tastes good doesn't necessarily mean it's good for you...
If you take a look at the ingredients list on a bottle of the most popular ketchup brand, Heinz, you might notice that, after starting with what you may expect, it quickly takes an unhealthy turn.
The first ingredient is tomato concentrate from red ripe tomatoes, and the second is distilled vinegar, which is no surprise. Next comes high-fructose corn syrup, followed by...corn syrup. In other words: sugar and more sugar.
In fact, a normal bottle of Heinz ketchup contains the equivalent of 33 tablespoons of sugar, which looks like this in a standard bottle.