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The 9 Unhealthiest Steak Sauces You Can Buy
A1 Original
This popular steak sauce contains 290 milligrams of sodium per serving amounting to 13% of your daily recommended intake.
Add that to all the sodium elsewhere on your plate, it will amount to an unhealthy level. At least this steak sauce has no fat, which can’t be said for every sauce on the shelf.
A1 Thick & Hearty
A1 Thick & Hearty Steak Sauce is similar to A1 Original Steak Sauce, but contains high fructose corn syrup, which can cause health problems.
Consuming fructose corn syrup can lead to a leaky gut, insulin resistance, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and Type 2 diabetes.
Peter Luger Old Fashioned
Peter Luger Steak House Old Fashioned Sauce also contains high fructose corn syrup, an ingredient Cleveland Clinic recommends avoiding at all costs.
While the sauce is relatively low in sodium, it has 7 grams of sugar per serving, which is about 20–30% of your recommended daily intake.
St Elmo's Izzy
As St Elmo’s Izzy Sauce has unique ingredients like soy sauce, brandy, and butter, it's one of the few steak sauces to contain common allergens.
Anyone with a dairy or soy allergy will want to stay away from this option. It also contains 300 milligrams of sodium and 3 grams of sugar per serving.
Aloha Katsu Hawaiian
The label for Aloha Katsu Hawaiian Steak Sauce sticks out because it contains uncommon ingredients like Worcestershire sauce and is loaded with sugar.
It contains 9 grams of sugar per serving, but it also packs 490 milligrams of sodium — 21% of your daily recommended intake in just a two-tablespoon serving.