Having just finished a day at the Iowa State Fair, I have to say that I’ve nibbled on my last corn dog for a while. They’re tasty, but they sure aren’t a very good way to watch your diet. And, although State Fair food can be fun, it’s not very healthful nor is it safe (ever tried fried butter?)!
Midway foods aside, there are some very safe ways to watch after your health with foods. Here, in no particular order, are some of the experts’ “faves”:
One super food I would not recommend, however, is quinoa – not because it’s unhealthy, but for another, sociological reason. Quinoa, a grain-like crop, is high in protein, zinc, and selenium, and it makes WebMd’s list of top ten foods. But, its rise in popularity has outstripped production capacity, so its price has jumped dramatically. Since quinoa is a staple among indigenous peoples of the High Andes, this price increase is making it increasingly difficult for them to afford. So for now, please pick on something else. After all, there’s plenty of broccoli to go around!
We all know that State Fair and other junk food can be fun, tasty, and a special treat; however, we all also know (or should know) that a steady diet of such “cuisine” is not healthy and, in fact, not safe! If you haven’t tried some of my simple suggestions, go ahead … I dare you! Your body will thank you.