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Every State's Signature Dishes—Ranked

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Jennifer Maldonado of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 51: Part of the fun that comes with traveling is enjoying the local cuisine. And that's true even if you're staying within the United States—every state has those specialty foods, after all. You know, the foods that happen to taste just that much better because you're in a specific state. (If you've ever had a New York bagel, then you understand why it's just not the same anywhere else!)But when you're thinking about what to eat from a nutrition standpoint, how do classic state dishes stack up?So whether you're going on a road trip this summer or you're simply exploring your own state, we uncovered just how healthy each state's most cherished food is, thanks to findings from Optibac's nutritional therapists. They went ahead and did a study in which they analyzed each state's signature dish and compared them to one another, looking at a few key factors:The most nutritionally balanced dishes (based on their micronutrients)The most calorific dishesThe most protein-packed dishesSweet vs. savory dishes (Are the sweet dishes generally more nutritionally balanced than the other—or vice versa?)Healthy alternatives for some of the less nutritional dishesCurious how your state's go-to meal did? Here is Optibac's breakdown of every U.S. state's signature dish, ranked from the least nutritious to the most nutritious. And for more, check out these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

Every State's Signature Dishes—Ranked

Part of the fun that comes with traveling is enjoying the local cuisine. And that's true even if you're staying within the United States—every state has those specialty foods, after all. You know, the foods that happen to taste just that much better because you're in a specific state. (If you've ever had a New York bagel, then you understand why it's just not the same anywhere else!)

But when you're thinking about what to eat from a nutrition standpoint, how do classic state dishes stack up?

So whether you're going on a road trip this summer or you're simply exploring your own state, we uncovered just how healthy each state's most cherished food is, thanks to findings from Optibac's nutritional therapists. They went ahead and did a study in which they analyzed each state's signature dish and compared them to one another, looking at a few key factors:

The most nutritionally balanced dishes (based on their micronutrients)

The most calorific dishes

The most protein-packed dishes

Sweet vs. savory dishes (Are the sweet dishes generally more nutritionally balanced than the other—or vice versa?)

Healthy alternatives for some of the less nutritional dishes

Curious how your state's go-to meal did? Here is Optibac's breakdown of every U.S. state's signature dish, ranked from the least nutritious to the most nutritious. And for more, check out these 15 Classic American Desserts That Deserve a Comeback.

Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

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