Experts say you should only eat 6 fries per portion

By December 10, 2018Current

TL;DR – Starch bomb, starch bomb, you’re my starch bomb.

Yup, You read the title correctly.

6, s-i-x, french fries are all you should be having if you’re enjoying fries with your meal.

Not sure how does having a few miserable strands constitute as enjoying but “that’s about the right size for a healthy portion”, says a Harvard Professor.

Dr Eric Rimm is a professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and he says that potatoes are “starch bombs”.

But potatoes are vegetables right? And vegetables are healthy… RIGHT?

Well, yes and no.

According to Dr Eric Rimm, Ppotatoes rank near the bottom of healthful vegetables and lack the compounds and nutrients found in green leafy vegetables. If you take a potato, remove its skin (where at least some nutrients are found), cut it, deep fry the pieces in oil and top it all off with salt, cheese, chili or gravy, that starch bomb can be turned into a weapon of dietary destruction.

So yeah, you might want to think twice the next time you’re asked if you want to upsize your Extra Value Meal.

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