Why should you avoid French fries?

How frequently do you stop at a fast-food restaurant for some crispy, salty, mouth-watering, tempting (and the list of adjectives can be endless) potato fries? Yes, we are talking about the famously known French fries which is so enticing to you that you just love to munch them with a cup of tea, coffee or a bottle of cold drinks. But did it ever strike you that you are actually after the worst kind of food if you are especially thinking of losing weight or trying to lead a healthy lifestyle? Yes, French fries can play havoc on your health and in your ignorance you are inviting  trouble for yourself by going for French fries. So, it is very important to know why you should avoid French fries.

What do French fries contain?

French fries are high in calories and trans fat. As French fries are sometimes deep fried, so it may have a lot of fat and salt which might raise the risk of many diseases.

Why you should not go for French fries

Munching French fries often may increase the risk of having high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. Here is why you should not go for French fries.

  1. Presence of trans fat and sodium increase the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease, obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
  2. Frying of potato and over cooking might release a chemical called Acrylamide which is linked to some serious diseases like cancer.
  3. The saturated fat present in French fries raises the level of ‘bad cholesterol’ which leads to formation of clot in arteries.
  4. French fries not only clog arteries but also clog your pores and may cause acne breakouts. Though this is not so serious but still it is no less concerning and it simply cannot be downplayed.

A 360-degree overview

If you want to be healthy, lose weight and keep your skin blemish free stop French fries right away or at least try to cut it down as much as possible. Rather, replace it with baked sweet potato. Thus you can satisfy your craving for potato and even you will not hurt your body.



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