Are French Fries Bad For You?

Are French Fries Bad For You?

British favourite  food in new healthy way. 


French fries are amazing. Period. They taste sooo good. They are considered the best and most popular fast food, take out food and kind of food you will go for while on night out journey.


I love them too. They are considered the most unhealthy food especially for those who are trying to stay healthy and fit.


My advice, stay away from French fries.

I will tell you why you should not eat them and how to make healthy swaps.


Let’s start from the dark side;


  1. They are made of BAD CARBOHYDRATES


They are made of carbohydrates so you should be careful how much you eat of them.


French fries are made out of white potatoes. White potatoes are proven to  easily turn into glucose into our bodies rising blood sugar rapidly. That elevated glucose levels cannot be used by our bodies right away because there is simply too much of it, so all the extra will be stored in our bodies as a fat.


Carbohydrates in French fries are considered bad because they are located high in glicemic index. It means it won’t take long before you will feel hungry again and reach for more.


They also raise blood sugar fast but it will also drop fast. That is not good. It will sabotage your metabolism.


So when you look at French fries they are there. Along with them, you can also put food such as;


  • corn flakes
  • instant baked potatoes
  • instant rice
  • rice krispies
  • white baked potatoes
  • white bagels
  • watermelon
  • dates(dry ones)


That is the kind of food that you should avoid at all cost.

Instead, try fries made out of sweet potatoes. They are healthier, simple to make and taste good too.




  1. They are soaked in Bad Fats (TRANS FATS)

Traditional French fries are deep-fried in vegetable oil (Trans fats) and in many cases not even fresh fat. Higher risk of obesity is just one side of this preparation method.

Other conditions and diseases related to it are;


  • diebeties
  • heart attack
  • stroke
  • coronary disease
  • thyroid problems


Trans fats are especially bad for you because they elevate levels of bad cholesterol in your body. It means your blood vessels are getting clogged and create higher risks of coronary disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, cancer and more.

  1. They are high in SALT

Let’s just say they contain more salt than you should have in one serving.


How to Make Them Healthier?


  1. Instead of using white potatoes go for sweet potatoes (sweet potatoes are complex carbs – they are healthier, better)
  2. Instead of deep frying them bake them in the oven with just a drop of heart-healthy oil
  3. Skip salt- instead use spices that will speed up your metabolism, like ;
  • cinnamon
  • chili
  • cayenne pepper


  1. Skip dips- ketchup is high in sodium
  2. Bake them with skin on
  3. Grill them instead of frying
  4. If you are buying ready fries check, labels- use ones without trans-fats or saturated fats and have low sodium.

So, Are French Fries Bad for You? You decide. 

As you can see you don’t have to banish them from your menu. Just make some adjustments and you are good to go.

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