How does mayonnaise affect you? I like Hellmann’s.
The main ingredient used to make mayonnaise is vegetable oil, so it is a source of healthy fat. It also contains egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, and other additives. Mayonnaise is a popular condiment that is often added to deli sandwiches or wraps. It is also used to make dips, tuna or chicken salad, sauces, and dressings like Thousand Island dressing.
Mayonnaise is not a bad condiment choice, but you should use it in moderation. One tablespoon of regular Hellmann’s mayonnaise has about 90 calories in just one tablespoon. Use too much, and those calories can add up. Mayonnaise has very few carbohydrates (about 1 gram per tablespoon), so it will not significantly raise blood glucose on its own.
So, you can have mayonnaise. Just take care not to slather it on your sandwich in large amounts, or over-do it when you make tuna salad. A little bit can go a long way - you’ll be surprised!
There are also light and low-fat mayonnaise varieties available. Hellmann’s light mayo and low-fat mayo have about half the calories and fat as regular mayonnaise. These may be a better option if you are looking to cut back on the calories and fat in your diet. If you are looking for an even lower-calorie condiment, yellow and Dijon mustard are also good choices.
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