People always knew that French fries aren’t good for their health. Now studies proves that eating French fries at list twice a week increase the risk of death
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, looked at potato consumption in 4,400 older people between ages 45 and 79 over the course of eight years. By the end of the study, 236 people had died.
To be clear, eating potatoes ( even a lot potatoes) did not increase a person’ risk for death. The researchers found that eaitng fried potatoes at least two times a week doubles the risk of death. Eating unfried potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, potato salad etc., was not linked to an increased risk of death
Because of their good amount of fiber, vitamins and micronutrients, unfried potatoes are healthy food.
Fried potatoes, however, have lots of added salt and a lots of fat.
The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion sugests 3–5 servings of vegetables per day. While vegetables with starchy like potatoes tally towards that objective, The center’s food pyramid educates individuals to pick preparations of vegetables that are low in fat—not fried.