3 Reasons to Incorporate El Yucateco into Your Diet and Exercise Plan

Updated: Mar 2

How this Habanero Hot Sauce Tastes Great and Does a Body Good


By Chelsea Vincent


Fit man and woman in workout clothes, linking hands to steady themselves during a strength training workout in a gym.

When you think of your fitness plan or body goals, your mind probably goes to sweaty suffering, hitting the gym to pump some iron, and slogging your way through boring meals. Heck, maybe you even think back to that new year’s resolution, with spring break only weeks away (no, it’s not too late to get started on that beach body).

While hot sauce and health may seem to be worlds apart, El Yucateco offers several ways to take your diet and exercise goals up a notch. In fact, as the official Hot Sauce of the Epic Rides 2019 Off-Road Series mountain bike events, El Yucateco is very much rooted in athletic communities.


Bowl of protein powder and shaker bottle in foreground, with muscled man drinking a protein shake in the background, surrounded by weights.

Feel the Burn

If hitting your fitness goals and enjoying the process sounds impossible, think again. Check out these awesome reasons why you should incorporate El Yucateco’s homemade habanero pepper sauces, to spice up your diet and exercise plan, not to mention your plate:


1. Make Post-Workout Protein Taste Great

If you’ve ever tasted a protein shake (or five, or ten) that taste like chalk, then you can appreciate being able to actually enjoy “healthy food.” Gone are the days where dieting before an event or simply trying to make better lifestyle choices has to taste like cardboard.

With El Yucateco hot sauce, you can enjoy protein which actually tastes good. Not only does protein taste good when made with El Yucateco, but you can actually enjoy variety as well, thanks to the seven different flavor profiles available.


Heat it up

As far as what you whip up to fuel your muscles, the sky’s the limit! Try incorporating El Yucateco hot sauces with cauliflower rice nachos, veggie-loaded omelettes, or check out this awesome recipe for Lollipop Chicken with Cilantro Lime Guacamole, from Mom Wife Busy Life.


Healthy salad in a colorful light blue bowl, with El Yucateco Red Habanero Sauce being poured onto salad as a dressing.

2. Skip Excess Calories and Fat

While we know that the all-fat-is-evil mentality of the 1980s was far from the truth, the fact remains that calories are still calories, and that it’s important to get the right mix of carbs, protein, and fat from our food. Even if you’re a fan of Keto or Paleo, which favor high protein consumption and limit carbohydrate intake, it can be easy to overdo it with fat.

However, when you add El Yucateco hot sauce to your meal prep routine, you know that you’re getting rich flavor profiles – like Caribbean Habanero, Jalapeno, or Chipotle, to name a few – without sabotaging a “healthy meal.” A meal can have great intentions, but loads of excess calories and fat, or bloating your body with too much salt, defeats the purpose.


Zero-Calorie Options with Serious Flavor

In fact, a teaspoon of El Yucateco Chile Habanero Hot Sauce is 0 calories, contains 0 grams of fat, and is only 4% of your daily recommended sodium intake. So you know you’re getting bold flavor without compromising the hard work you put in at the gym. It’s a win-win!


Man wearing an El Yucateco, King of Flavor T-shirt, seen from the back, against a white background. The shirt is black with a red and white hot sauce logo.

3. Rock Comfortable and Trendy Workout Gear

It’s one thing to eat well, as a part of your diet and exercise plan, but the work you put in at the gym is also critical to success. And as the old saying goes, if you look good, you feel good. When it comes to workout gear, looking and feeling good shouldn’t be mutually exclusive.

No one likes to work out in rough, thick clothing. Whether you’re shooting some hoops at the park with friends or getting a run in on the weekend, El Yucateco even has you covered here! How cool is that?


Lookin' Good, Feelin' Good 

El Yucateco’s board shorts, basketball shorts, yoga pants, sport-tek shirts, and other apparel can keep you comfortable and stylish while repping your favorite hot sauce. Not only will you look pretty fly, but you’ll also be able to move without feeling restricted or spending the amount of a car down payment in the process.


Three women in workout apparel, laughing and taking a selfie at the gym.

Armed with the knowledge that getting in shape can be flavorful, effective, and comfortable, it should be easy to get back on track with your goals for 2019. Have other ideas for spicing up your diet and exercise with El Yucateco hot sauce?


Share them below!


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