Ever take a minute and look at the labels on drinks, or condiments you are consuming?
Strawberry milk versus weight loss tea
Farrah Abraham became famous when she was a teen mom on MTV, she was around 17 years old when she was pregnant.
Bruce said that while Abraham was with her seven-year-old daughter she took a picture, which later caused outrage on social media.
“The photo shows her holding a packet of tea that she promotes next to her daughter,” said Bruce. “It’s a weight loss tea, and the daughter appears to be drinking from a cup with the caption ‘after all that candy,’ implying that Abraham would give the weight loss tea to her seven-year-old daughter.”
In her defense, Abraham told US Weekly that her daughter was actually drinking strawberry milk.
Betty Jo is sure that Strawberry milk would be better, while Bruce isn’t sure.
Bruce decided to ask Jen Sygo, a registered dietitian and sports nutritionist, with Cleveland Clinic Canada. Sygo didn’t pick one, but she did share some insight.
“If it’s based on milk, you’re going to get protein, you’re going to get calcium, you’re going to get Vitamin D, so it of course will have some nutritional value,” she said. However, normally “herbal tea doesn’t have anything in it.”
Be aware when eating condiments
Based on the idea of sticking to natural products, is ketchup good or bad?
“Ketchup’s one of those in between ones,” said Sygo. “You (have to) be a little smart about it.”
“How much sugar is there in ketchup?” asked Bruce.
“A typical one tablespoon serving of ketchup provides three grams of sugar,” said Sygo.
Sygo referred to the American Heart Association guidelines, which suggest adults should only have between 25 and 38 grams of added sugar a day.
“So (does) three grams (account for a lot if your limit is) 25 (grams)?” said Sygo. This depends on how much ketchup, along with other sugar you are consuming.
Bruce wondered if mayo is okay to eat, other than being high in calories.
“I’m actually of the opinion, eat the real mayonnaise. Get the closest thing to the original form you can,” said Sygo. “Eggs and some healthy oils are not necessarily harmful foods, unless we consume too much of them.”
There are two food toppings that Sygo does recommend, mustard and salsa. They are both very low in calories and mustard has barely any sugar.
Listen to the full interview below: