we know, potato chips are cheap, great tasting, quick snack, however,
the negative effects they have on your body may not be worth the little
bit of pleasure you derive from these crispy snacks.
Potato chips are high in both fat and calories,
which are sure to bring on weight gain. A study done in the New England
Journal of medicine found that eating just 1 once of potato chips per
day caused an average 2 pound weight gain in one year. Besides being
full of trans-fats which can cause high cholesterol in most people, they have excessive sodium levels which, for many people, cause high blood pressure.
Potato chips have artificial flavors, numerous preservatives, and colors
as well, which is something else your body doesn’t need. Potato chips
are fried in high temperatures to make them crispy but this also causes
them to make a material called acrylamide, a known carcinogen that is also found in cigarettes.
hard to say no to your kids demands for chips sometimes, therefore, as a
sneaky alternative, buy them baked potato chips or tortilla chips which
are at least lower in both fat and calories. Air popped popcorn and
whole wheat pretzels are another healthier option. Or try baked apple
chips or banana chips which are dehydrated. Both are crispy and are far
healthier than regular potato chips