When it comes to an American kitchen, you’re bound to find a squeeze bottle of ketchup in the fridge. And many people trust Heinz brand ketchup to use on their hot dogs,hamburgers, and other American staples.
- Unfortunately, using ketchup is not good for your health.
Although ketchup is the most popular condiment in the country and is an American tradition, there are a number of bad things about it that doctors are urging your to learn.
Here is the warning that health professionals are asking you to listen to very carefully…it’s in the best interest of your health!
Even though Ronald Reagan pushed to officially categorize ketchup as a vegetable so he wouldn’t need to improve school lunches, it contains a lot of dangerous chemicals that are detrimental to your health.
Although you’d probably think tomatoes are the only ingredient in ketchup – think again.
Most manufacturers of the condiment, like Heinz, don’t even use fresh tomatoes, they use something called tomato concentration – which is a dried version of red tomatoes that needs to have water added.
Although the first ingredient is a bastardized version of a ripe red tomato, Heinz ketchup’s ingredients quickly deviate from wholesome.
After the tomato concentrate, they included distilled vinegar, high-fructose corn syrup (which is a sweetener that has been processed from corn), corn syrup (more sugar to add to the mix), salt (which increased your risk of high blood pressure), spices, onion powder, and natural flavoring.