It is well known that French fries are not healthy at all. But it never been explained what exactly it does to our body. Below in this article you will learn what they contain and how dangerous French fries really are.
- Fatty acids
Yes, fried food is very tasty, but the bad saturated fat turn potatoes into a ticking time bomb for diabetes, heart and cancer.
All products labeled with “partially hydrogenated” contain bad and saturated fat. These fats raise cholesterol levels and raise triglycerides.
It is very important to pay attention to what kind of oil French fries are fried in. The human body needs omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. Sunflower and corn oil is not a good choice, while palm and sesame oil is always a better choice for frying.
- Bad carbohydrates
In its natural state, potatoes are not bad for human health, but it is dangerous because of the way we prepare it.
Potatoes are composed of carbohydrates and sugars. When we enter carbohydrates in our body, which can be rapidly absorbed, they can be used as energy or to build up as fat.
After eating a French fries, make sure you move around or exercise because you will gain several grams of body weight.
The most negative impact on your waistline actually occurs due to that delicious crust that is created during frying.
- Trans fats
French fries have trans fats which are common triggers of several types of cancers. Therefore, it is advisable to avoid or reduce consumption of French fries.
French fries are a concentration of salts, carbohydrates and bad fats. The only thing worse than French fries is chips.
- Be careful with bought French fries because you never know what kind of oil has been used for frying.
What to replace French fries with?
The easiest solution is baked potato. Cup the potato as if you were going to make French fries. Preheat the oven. Place the potato pieces onto a baking paper which should be placed in a baking pan. Bake the potatoes and spice them as you wish.