Two or three times a month, my family enjoys an evening meal that features pasta of some kind. We might enjoy spaghetti or lasagna or something else, depending on the mood.
However, when I go to the store to buy pasta sauce, I absolutely cringe at the prices. The “cheap” sauces are loaded with high fructose corn syrup and taste overly sweet. Some of the other sauces taste great, but you’re paying $ 7 (or more) for a single jar of the sauce.
Sure, such sauce is convenient, but it really adds up quick. If you buy the cheap stuff at $ 2 per jar, you’re adding a ton of corn syrup to your diet – even more than soda in some of the sauces.
We try to follow the Mayo Clinic guidelines when it comes to both sugar and high-fructose corn syrup – they recommend limiting all sweeteners to six teaspoons a day for women and nine for men for good health. If a significant part of that is coming in your pasta sauce, it becomes really easy to overshoot things.
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If there were “Survivor” for words, I’d vote off “literally.”
It’s inserted into sentences for no real reason.
I am literally the hungriest person in the world right now.
I am literally going to break this printer in a minute.
The coffee machine is literally the slowest thing on the planet.
Sound familiar? Maybe you even use it that way. You are not alone. Similar to “um” and “uh”, “literally” has become a filler word—tossed into sentences needlessly.
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