Jun 10, 2017

French fries are the best comfort food in the world. Almost every fast food chain (even a Japanese fast food) in Manila carries their own version of French fries. It’s easy to eat and, let’s face it, it’s delicious. However, as if we don’t know it yet, it’s bad for your health.

A recent study revealed that eating French fries twice a week or more can kill you. The researchers found that eating fried potatoes including French fries and hash browns twice a week can increase the risk of death. However, eating potatoes not cooked in oil wouldn’t really put you at risk.

“The frequent consumption of fried potatoes appears to be associated with an increased mortality risk. Additional studies in larger sample sizes should be performed to confirm if overall potato consumption is associated with higher mortality risk,” the authors wrote.

According to a report by Time, fried potatoes are usually rich in fat and added salt. Meanwhile, potatoes cooked in other ways are rich in fiber and other nutrients.

“It is a pity that potatoes got a bad reputation for being fattening, because potatoes are a very nutritious, satiating and low-calorie food,” nutrition scientist Trudy Voortman told Time. Although potatoes may raise blood sugar and insulin levels, eating them with high fiber vegetables like beans and lentils will help maintain your blood sugar and insulin.

That’s just so sad and we’re not ready to say goodbye. Let me get my air fryer and avocado oil. I’m making some fries, zucchini fries.


[via Time]

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