Eating French Fries May Kill You!

Eating French Fries May Kill You!

As with most things, eating in moderation is the general rule of thumb.

The study has found a link between consumption of fried potatoes and higher risk of death.

Participants in the study, who were between the ages of 45 and 70, were tracked over an eight-year period and were told to fill out a food-frequency questionnaire. Potatoes are packed with fiber, magnesium, potassium and antioxidants.

This study may be very scary for people who love French fries, but there's one important thing to remember; despite the evidence that was gathered by researchers, they still can not conclusively state that French fries are the problem. After looking closely at everyone's eating habits, one common similarity stood out: those who ate any type of fried potato, including French fries, tater tots, and hash browns, were more than twice as likely to die.

Of the 4,440 people who participated in the study, 236 participants died by the end of the eight-year follow up.

Potatoes that aren't fried may not be as harmful [Image by AGfoto/ Getty iStock images]Are French Fries Really Killing You? I mean, they're deep-fried and salty - obviously not the most healthy choice.

Researchers found that the participants who ate fried potatoes twice a week or more had double the risk of early death than those who did not eat fried potatoes at all, as per reports.

Large amounts of such fried potato products were shown to cause more serious health problems. Therefore, more research is required to validate these findings. Another way to get around the health risks of consuming too much fried food is to bake them.

They can be made by slicing potatoes or sweet potatoes into wedges, and tossing them with olive oil and sea salt, and roasting them in an oven until they'r golden and crispy. This will ensure a crispy skin and fluffy insides and you can even feel good about eating them.

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