Potato chips are enjoyable snacks to chomp on while watching a movie or whatever activity you’re in. In fact, they taste good with almost everything – cream cheese dips, spreads, salsa, guacamole, even ice cream and if you have experimented one, you can include it. Of course, if you’re totally a fan, chips are fine just by themselves. We know they’re not too healthy, but how bad can it get? After all, they’re potatoes and a source of vigor. At the very most, after munching down a bag of chips, you have the choice of eating less rice at dinner to prevent a carbohydrate overload, right? Wrong. The crisis with the common potato chip is that it’s got an item that’s not friendly to balanced diets: trans-fats.
Potato chips don’t have any nutrients to add up to its valuable content . Potato chips, fried or not do not contain healthy amounts of vitamins and minerals to help recompense for the high fat and salt content. While potatoes themselves contain good amounts of potassium and vitamin C, frying them in unhealthy oils can strip these nutrients away, leaving little behind for you to consume (just look at how oily it is when pressed). Skin-on potato chips may supply some fiber and protein, but not enough to make potato chips a healthy part of your everyday diet.
Chips are naturally high in fat and calories, which can elevate the risk of weight gain and obesity. One ounce of plain potato chips, or about 15 to 20 chips, contains about 10 grams of fat and 154 calories. A 2011 study in “The New England Journal of Medicine” found that daily eating of a single ounce of potato chips led to an average weight gain of 1.69 pounds over four years. Have you checked your weight recently? The link between potato chips and weight gain was stronger than the link between weight gain and other dietary components, including processed meats, sugar-sweetened beverages and unprocessed red meats. Being overweight or obese raises the risk of diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. So you better watch the amount of potato chips you consume.
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Having read all of these, you can now lessen the potato chip in your refrigerator.