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Is there Fat in Drinks and Condiments

Previously, we told you if there is fat in fruits and vegetables and if there is fat in foods like chicken, egg whites, flour, etc. Here we’ll tell you which drinks and condiments that have no or extremely low fat content.

Alcohol: Alcohol by itself is primarily like sugar. So, even though it does not contain fat, alcohol promotes fat storage in the body. Excessive alcohol can affect estrogen levels & growth of man boobs. So, whether it is beer, wine, whiskey or any other liquor, it does not contain fat by itself.
Note: There are many alcoholic cocktails/mixes that contain fat, like White Russian and Bailey’s Irish Creme. See this list of highest calorie alcoholic cocktails and lowest calorie drinks at the bar.

Photo- Do alcoholic drinks contain fat? And other fat free foods.

Orange Juice: Like the orange fruit, this juice has no fat. But the orange juice available in the market torage in your bod loaded and would promote fat storage in your body.

Coffee: The Coffee liquer derived from beans and water contains no fat in it. But as soon as you add non skim milk, or cream or ice cream to your coffee drink, its fat content and calorie content increases signficantly. If you’re making regular stops at the coffee shops for those big coffee drinks.

Mustard: The primary ingredients for yellow mustard are mustard seeds, vinegar, water, sugar and spices. Mustard seeds do contain fat, but since mustard is eaten in small quantities, so the fat content in one tsp of mustard is negligible. But there are many kinds of mustard available- the creamier ones have higher fat content.

Ketchup: Everyone’s favourite, ours too :) .. ketchup contains no fat absolutely. In fact latest research is shows that ketchup is good for your heart. Most ketchups contain plenty of sugar, so watch the total consumption, but with the lycopene content, you shouldn’t feel guilty.

Salsa: It is one of the healthiest condiments- contains lots of fresh vegetables and spices, and no fat content. With its healthy fresh ingredients, we absolutely recommend eating salsa!

Condiments like mayonaise, tartar sauce contains lots of unhealthy fat, so watch their consumption! And know that fat can be good for you.

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo
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Which is The Healthiest Orange Juice Brand?

Fruit is always better than the juice. But we all love Orange Juice. Store bought orange juice is mostly sugar loaded, but there are some options that are healthier. Ever wondered, which is the healthiest? Here, we give you a lowdown on the good and the bad of healthy orange juices, and the Fitho choice for Orange Juice!

Photo- Orange juice (pricklebush@flickr)

We considered the leading orange juice brands in India- Tropicana, Real, Activ and MinuteMaid Pulpy Orange.

Both Activ and Tropicana took an immediate lead over Minute Maid and Real, since they had no added sugar. Their ingredients were primarily water and orange juice concentrate. Between Activ and Tropicana, Activ had marginally higher Calcium content, and Tropicana had more Potassium.

Product ingredients are listed in order of decreasing weight. Real’s ingredient list is- water, orange juice concentrate, sugar, etc. For Minute Maid, it is- water, sugar, orange juice, etc.
Minute Maid has more sugar than Orange Juice, in its ‘Pulpy Orange’ drink!

Between the Tropicana and Activ, we liked the taste of Tropicana better. So, the Fitho choice for Orange Juice is Tropicana.

Below is the nutritional info for all 4 Orange Juices
Tropicana: 48 cal; 11 gms Sugar, Vitamin C- 16 mg, Potassium- 170 mg, Calcium- 18 mg. No added sugar.
Real Activ: 48 cal; 12 gms Sugar, Vitamin C-  20 mg, Potassium- 86 mg, Calcium- 18 mg. No added sugar
: 56 cal; 13 gms Sugar, Vitamin C- 12.5 mg, Potassium- 70 mg, Calcium- 5 mg. Contains added sugar.
Minute Maid: 42 cal; 10.5 gm Sugar (no more info). Contains added sugar

Note that most packaging is more than 100 ml. The smallest we found was 200 ml. Most of us consume a whole package, so be careful of how many calories you’re taking in. Still, the fruit is better than the juice, so go for that!

— this article is written by a dietitian @ FitHo