Corn on the Cob vs. Baked Potato
When two veggies battle it out for your bite, the safer one will score. A corn on the cob with butter lands you 155 calories, 4 grams of fat, and 32 carbs. Not far off is the baked potato with skin at 161 calories, less than a gram of fat, and 37 carbs. But what the spud lacks in fat its accomplices will surely make up for: cheese, sour cream, and ranch dressing are far too foreboding for the potato to triumph.
Verdict: CoC or plain potato!
Gelato vs. Snow Cone
Here at HC, we like to reward readers who stay hooked until the very end with the biggest shocker. You think a snow cone, made with only ice and syrup, is a fool-proof summer choice? Wrong! A single stadium snow cone delivers 270 calories, 0 fat, and a colossal 68 grams of carbs. Comprised of 160 calories, 7 fat grams, 23 carbs, a half-cup serving of gelato easily takes the cake. It’s stupefying!
Verdict: Go go gelato!
It doesn’t hurt to spoil yourself every now and then, but Keller says that a healthy diet and daily exercise (“You cannot eat your way to health without [exercise],” she says) is vital to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. So go ahead, help yourself to the better half of your favorite summer treat, but don’t forget to treat your body right!
Jackie Keller, NutriFit Founding Director