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We all love to dip. A lot of times, but all that dipping adds up to quite a few extra calories, mostly fat. And when you think that what you’re dipping is healthy, it’s easy to mindlessly dip, especially while watching your favorite team go for the win!
Dip may seem trivial, but it’s not! It’s good to know which dip is healthiest. That way, you’re not unknowingly ruining all the hard work you’ve been doing to look and feel your best!
Salsa is one of the most popular dips around, with its satisfying taste and variety of flavors. It can be found at any grocery store and at Mexican restaurants. Salsa is especially popular while watching the big game… we’re talking Super Bowl!
Although salsa has had its time in the spotlight for many years, as the official dip of the Super Bowl for years – Hummus has succeeded poor old salsa as the new official dip of Super Bowl 50.
So, which is healthier? The classic Salsa or the new and trendy Hummus?
2 TBS of salsa has 8 calories and no fat because it’s made of only vegetables. The same 2 TBS of hummus has 70 calories and 5 grams of fat. That’s 4 times as many calories, and who has only 2 TBS? This effect is compounded by the fact that hummus comes in many varieties. It’s natural to want to taste them all, so you can see how quickly the calories add up.
If you’re dipping tortilla chips into salsa, which you most likely are, you’re getting added calories, fat, and sodium. Consider, if you’re dipping veggies like sliced cucumber, carrots, or celery in Salsa, you’re getting the added bonus of healthy nutrients and lower calories.
The Verdict: Dipping anything into hummus changes the story completely, with too many calories and fat, why bother? If you’re choosing between the two, save yourself the trouble and stick with salsa and veggies! Eat up….and enjoy.