3 Reasons Why French Fries May Improve Your Health

(Last Updated On: November 7, 2015)

No doubt, French fries have been one of the most popular fast food choices for both the young and the elderly. One could easily buy it from any of the cafes, restaurant, bistros etc. Millions of people enjoy French fries every year throughout the world.

Although some health experts have claimed that eating too much of French fries could increase the risk of certain health conditions such as clogged arteries (atherosclerosis), obesity to mention but a few. However, research has further shown that you could improve the health benefits of French fries and stay protected from its harmful benefits, when you skip adding high amounts of Vinegar, salts and even ketchup. That way, you will derive greater amounts of health benefits from French fries explained below.

 

Fibre

I hope you already know that French fries are made from potatoes which are a remarkable source of fiber. Eating a sufficient amount of fiber everyday offers a remarkable way to prevent constipation, move your bowels easily and lower your blood cholesterol levels.

In people whose diets are highly deficient in fiber, there is indeed more than 60% chance of developing poor digestion issues, gastric, duodenal and colon cancers. Without adequate fiber intake, the food duration in the stomach will increase, resulting in stomach and bowel problems—which put a stop to the absorption of nutrients in the gut.

Finally, the presence of food for long duration in your stomach can accelerate the release of free radicals that could induce cancers and other diseases that can make you sick.

However, moderate intake of French fries which has high fiber content can greatly reverse the aforementioned negative health trends caused by poor digestion.

 

Potassium

Potatoes, from which French fries are made from, are very rich in Potassium. Potassium replenishes you with the energy you need to stay productive for the rest of the day. When potassium is deficient in your diet, there is a high chance that you would get tired out more easily (lethargy), your reflexes work slower than expected; and you often experience muscle cramps.

However, if you take adequate potassium through French fries and some other healthy foods sold at concession stands, your body will work at its best with a constant supply of energy to keep you function optimally.

 

 

Vitamin B6

Another name for Vitamin B6 is Pyridoxine. Vitamin B6 is one of the important B vitamins found in French fries. Vitamin B6 helps in boosting your immune system so you could overcome most minor and even a few major illnesses. When you have Vitamin B6 deficiency, chances are that you would feel more irritable and tired. That is when a little portion of French fries may be helpful to keep your energy levels up again.

Besides, women tend to benefit even more from Vitamin B6 since it can help them against menopause, hormonal swings during menstrual period as well as bloating. In fact, recent research by scientists has found a healthy link between Vitamin B6, nausea during pregnancy and infertility issues. In addition, taking Vitamin B6 through French fries will give you healthy looking skin, as well as glossy hair.

 

No doubt, taking moderate portions of French fries will give you healthy looking skin, as well as gloss hair, prevent constipation and cancers due to the nutritional benefits of its constituent vitamins and minerals. However, in order to reap the nutritional health benefits of French fries you should be sure to skip adding Vinegar, salts and even ketchup, while  the source of oil used in its preparation is free from cholesterol.

 

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