The Best And Worst Bargains At Kroger

The Best And Worst Bargains At Kroger

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This guacamole seasoning mix sounds pretty healthy. I mean, it only has 5 calories, 9 grams of fat (0 grams of saturated fat), 80 milligrams of sodium, and 1 gram of carbs per serving. But if you take a look at the list of ingredients, you’ll see what’s really going on with this seasoning mix.

The first ingredient listed is maltodextrin. For those of you who may not know, ingredients are listed in order of predominance. In other words, the ingredient listed first is used in the greatest amount, the second ingredient listed is used in the second greatest amount, and so on and so forth. The issue here is that maltodextrin is a carbohydrate. According to WebMD, its glycemic index is higher than table sugar! This could lead to a spike in your blood sugar shortly after consuming it.

Now, the second ingredient in this seasoning mix is salt. That should come as no surprise, seeing that this mix is used to season food, and we all know the dangers of consuming too much salt. That’s why Eat This, Not That! suggests creating your own guacamole using mashed avocados, lime juice, and sea salt.

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Author: Hailey Warren