Corn on the cob
Nothing screams summer like corn—after all, it’s a true American original. Indulging in this fair food treat is a great choice. “Corn on the cob is the healthiest and best choice at the fair,” says Brigitte Zeitlin, MPH, RD, CDN. “It’s fresh, delicious, and high in fiber that can help fill you up until you can get to a real sit- down meal. Just go light on the butter, and you’re in great shape with this traditional summer fair snack.” Watch out for these 50 things that nutritionists never eat.
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If you’re at the fair, opt for some freshly roasted peanuts, which contain a good combination of nutrients that can actually boost your brain power. “This power-packed legume is filled with fiber and protein and contains monounsaturated fats, which are known to be heart healthy,” says Fiorella DiCarlo RD, CDN. Peanuts are also filled with vitamins and minerals such as manganese, potassium, vitamin E, and B vitamins.