9 Worst Foods You Can Eat at the Fair
A day at the fair conjures up ideas of friends, family, fun...and very possibly, fried foods. Although the fair has much to offer in the way of rides and activities, the truth is, many people come mostly for the food. Some stands may offer healthy choices, but they're often overshadowed by the seemingly endless supply of funnel cakes and corn dogs. Here, a list of nine fair favorites that can damage any diet:
Funnel Cakes. This Dutch delicacy has always been a crowd favorite. Unfortunately, deep-fried dough covered in powdered sugar comes at a pretty big price—approximately 760 calories and 44 grams of fat. It may be fun to watch this dessert being prepared, but you should probably stand a few feet back to avoid being tempted by this diet-wrecking pastry.
Corn Dogs. You may be walking while you eat them, but the extra exercise won't help you with these puppies, coming in at 375 calories, 21 grams of fat, and 1,170 milligrams of sodium apiece.
Nachos. What kind of cheese is not yours? As the joke goes, "Na-cho cheese," and considering a plate of nachos has about 861 calories, 59 grams of fat, and 1,810 milligrams of sodium, you should probably keep it that way.
Chili Chese Fries. Is the most damaging culprit in this food the sodium, calories, or fat? The jury's still out. Just one plate of chili cheese fries has over half of your daily serving of sodium--1,540 milligram—as well as 745 calories and 45 grams of fat.
Peanut Coated Caramel Apple. It's made of fruit and peanuts, so it has to be healthy, right? Not quite. This sugary treat can add up to around 400 calories and 10 grams of fat—not to mention the mess it'll leave on your fingers.
Giant Turkey Legs. If you're on a low-carb, high-fat diet, this could be the food for you—but at more than a pound of meat, it seems almost an inhuman portion of turkey. Composed of dark meat and covered in fatty skin, giant turkey legs weigh in at about 1,136 calories and 54 grams of fat. You should definitely think twice before gobbling this one down.
Deep-Fried Oreos. Yes, they really are as unhealthy as they sound. And no, you won't be able to just eat one. But even if you did, you'd still be flirting with a diet disaster. Just one of these cookies boasts 98 calories and 5.7 grams of fat.
Deep Fried Snickers. What will they think of next? This deep-fried chocolate bar comes in at 444 calories and 29 grams of fat, making it a definite diet saboteur.
Deep Fried Twinkies. These yellow-hued pastries aren't exactly known for their health benefits. So, what is the damage of a deep-fried Twinkie? A whopping 420 calories and 34 grams of fat. If you want to keep any semblance of a diet, do yourself a favor, and stay away from Twinkies—in any form.
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