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Counting Your Ballpark Calories In The Health Minute

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  Original Published: 7/14/2013 What says summer more than baseball? Many of us are hitting the ballpark and cheering for our teams. And that means snacking on stadium food. But how many calories are we consuming during a game? Here's Elizabeth Cohen to tally it up for us, in today's Health Minute. "Play ball." words all baseball fans love to hear. And like with any sport, munching on yummy stadium food is just part of the experience. But, keep in mind, ballpark eats can carry a lot of calories. Let's take a look, No game is complete withoutthe All-American hot dog. Each frank, withoutcondiments, carries about 150 calories. But that only counts for the average dog, not a kielbasa, half smoke, or foot-long. They have a lot more calories. And all these items have hundreds of milligrams of salt and are high in fat. Buy me some peanuts and Cracker Jacks. Well, maybe. An eight ounce bag of peanuts runs about 840 calories, an eight ounce box of Cracker Jacks has 420 calories. Approximate numbers for other ballpark favorites. Cottony candy, a two ounce bag, 210 calories. Hamburger, six ounce beef with bun, 490 calories. Pizza, one large slice, around 400 calories without toppings. Super nachos with cheese, 1,500 calories. French fries, average serving around 500 calories. Add chili and the calories go up to as least to 700. Soft pretzel, a small one is 480 calories with a jumbo pretzel at 700. And a regular ballpark soda is 140 calories with draft beer at 240. A lof of ballparks do provide less caloric foods, like salads, grilled chicken sandwiches, italian ice and bottled water. Nutritionists say, plan your day at the ballpark ahead of time and think about what you'll be eating and just how much.
   
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