NOT THE FRENCH FIRES!
There really is no healthy amount to be had, according to professor Eric Rimm at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, who calls fries a “starch bomb.” But — if you must — he suggests just six measly spud sticks.
Potatoes, especially those dunked and cooked in hot oil, have been linked to obesity, diabetes and heart disease
.A study published last year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who ate fried potatoes two to three times a week were at a higher risk of mortality than those who ate their potatoes in other ways.
It’s no secret how much Americans love processed potato products. According to data from the US Department of Agriculture, each of us consumes nearly 116 pounds of white potatoes every year, two-thirds of which are fried, frozen or processed in various ways.
Lisa Young, a nutrition professor at NYU, told The Post last year in a related interview, “The issue is moderation and portion control.” As long as we’re eating balanced meals, “[virtually] anything can be included in a [healthy] diet.”
Source: NY Post