The 7 Best Summer Condiments

Don't top your summer fare with unhealthy ingredients. Use our recommendations to make healthier choices.

By Leah Zerbe


Mayonnaise is a staple in American cuisine. But it certainly packs a caloric punch.Mayonnaise
A staple in almost every refrigerator in America, mayonnaise adds a creamy, rich base to many sandwiches and salad dressings. In the past 15 years, though, the most popular mayonnaise brands on the market started using oil from genetically engineered soybeans, a dangerous move considering this novel technology has never been tested for long-term impact on human health. Some research links genetically modified crops, also known as GMOs, to digestive diseases and allergies. “The leading manufacturer, Hellmann’s/Best Foods, likes to claim its mayonnaise is made from real ingredients, but since when did GMOs count as real food?” Bradley says.

Healthier solution: 
Spectrum’s artisan Organic Olive Oil Mayonnaise. Free of industrial trans fats that harm the heart and GMOs, this mayo uses eggs from hens that ate food free of pesticides, too. Instead of questionable fake flavors, this mayo uses organic honey, organic vinegar, and sea salt for an added kick. 

Try making your own mayo with only 3 simple ingredients!

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