Why is it dangerous to eat french fries often?
The way in which fries is prepared significantly affects human health. People who eat fried potatoes two or more times a week have an increased risk of dying younger than those who are avoiding this food, according to a recent study.
“Consuming french fries is increasing worldwide,” says Dr. Nicola Veronese, chief author of a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, adding that fries, chips and all other potato-fried foods are healthful for people’s health.
The potato is fried in oil rich in trans-fat that increases cholesterol, which in turn causes cardiovascular disease.
Also, excessive obesity, insufficient physical activity, and excessive salt intake increase the risk of premature death in people who eat fries several times a week.
What is an additional danger when eating fried starchy foods is the acrylamide produced when foods rich in starch, such as potatoes, are fried or baked at high temperatures.
The intake of acrylamide can be reduced if you cook cooked food or cook steam instead of frying it.
If you decide to start frying, beware that the food is fried for short of time, and do not overfried the food, advise nutritionists.