Healthy Eating for Weight Loss
7 Condiment Swaps That Help You Lose
Healthy foods lose their power when they’re smothered in fattening dips and sauces. Make smart swaps this summer to add flavor and cut calories
Swap Guacamole for Mayonnaise
If hummus doesn’t satisfy your need for a creamy sandwich spread, try avocado. “I love swapping fresh guacamole for mayonnaise because it adds so much flavor,” says Ansel. What’s more, avocado is a fantastic source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat. One tablespoon of fresh guac saves about 33 calories and contains nearly no sodium. Want to make your sandwich even healthier—and tastier? Add fresh, chopped tomatoes to your guacamole for a boost of lycopene, which can help reduce your risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and macular degeneration. The healthy fat in avocado helps your body absorb 4.4 times more lycopene than it usually would, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.