Posted by Nick Hanson (@nickhanson) · Aug 29, 2012
Can You Have Your Deep-Fried Butter & Eat It Too? Mayo Expert Weighs in on State Fair Food
ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 29, 2012. It's state fair time in much of the country, and that means plenty of intriguing people watching, enjoying amusement rides, games and live music and, in nearly every scenario, eating a hearty amount of less-than-healthy food. How unhealthy? State fair food booths are famous for deep-frying most anything — even butter — and it's not unusual for a single serving to hit 500 or even 1,000 calories with dozens of grams of fat. As unlikely as it may sound, it is possible to get a taste of a state fair without overindulging, says Donald Hensrud, M.D., a Mayo Clinic specialist in nutrition and preventive medicine. "There is no question that the food at state fairs is not usually health supporting," Dr. Hensrud says. "However, it's important to remember it is possible to eat sensibly and still have a good time with family and friends." Some tips from Dr. Hensrud:
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