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What instead of chips?

What instead of chips?

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Potato chips are not a poison after which your child will stop developing properly. However, this is a delayed ignition bomb, a very addictive product and extremely low value. Therefore, it is better to eat chips occasionally and preferably avoid them completely.

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Chips are not just potatoes

Potato crisps it highly processed product.

Interestingly not all chips are made from potatoes. There are also those on the market that are made from potato mass, resulting from vegetables turned into pulp, which is then formed into chips in the shape of chips.

Unfortunately, chips it's not just potatoes

The finished, packaged product also contains acrylamide, a substance that is formed during long frying of products containing starch. The International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies acrylamide into group 2A, i.e. substances that can cause cancer. In addition, this substance is supposed to cause inflammation and aggravate problems with atherosclerosis.

Another important component is Oil - most chips available on the market are made by frying in oil (oil accounts for 35% of the content of an average packet of chips). Most often used for frying the cheapest palm oil, often hardened. This is because the chips fried in it are more crunchy and can be stored longer. Unfortunately, trans fats are notorious: they increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and can lead to weakened immunity.

Potato chips it also salt, that adults and, unfortunately, also like children, an ingredient that we quickly get used to and we tend to use it in large quantities. Unfortunately, excess salt is harmful ...

Chips are not free from monosodium glutamate, marked on the packaging as E621. Many studies suggest that this ingredient may sensitize and increase the risk of obesity.