Well Being

Certain Spices Contain Pesticides and 9 Other Shocking Facts About Condiments

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Nutritionist and Foodtrainers founder Lauren Slayton

Last week, nutritionist and Foodtrainers founder Lauren Slayton brought us 10 foods you didn't know contained protein, and this week she’s back stirring up some condiment controversy.

So your beef is grass-fed and your produce organic. You don’t microwave in plastic and you always recycle. Sounds as though when it comes to food and health you’re doing pretty well. Not so fast. There’s one area you may be neglecting: Condiments (and a few other suspect foods thrown in for good measure). Do you really know what's in them? Sorry, but I’m here to burst your nutritional bubble. So here's our gallery of ten condiments you should carefully consider before consuming.

Lauren Slayton, M.S. R.D., founder of New York City’s Foodtrainers, has more than a decade of experience as both a dietician and nutritional counselor. Offering one-on-one sessions on weight and nutrition management, Foodtrainers helps clients create, record, achieve, and maintain personal health goals. For those in need of grocery shopping guidance on a budget, Foodtrainers also offers an affordable program, Market Foodtraining. Check out Lauren’s Foodtrainers blog and follow Lauren on Twitter: @foodtrainers.