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Is It Possible To Be Allergic To Potatoes And French Fries
Rice cakes: You might try rice cakes which have much less saturated fat and a satisfying crunch. They are lower in sodium as well. Or try a crunchy whole grain cereal with some nut milk[almond milk is good]. Drink plenty of water and be aware that your craving is just a craving, not a need. ...Read more
Are sweet potato fries a healthy substitute for french fries? What's a good, healthy recipe for them?
Not really: The issue with fries is the fact that whether regular potato or sweet potato, they are generally prepared by deep frying which infuses a lot of fat into the fry. A better way to prepare them is to use raw potatoes so you know what you are starting with (prepackaged sometimes have salty and fatty additives). Then bake the fries instead of frying them. Good taste and healthier. ...Read more
Some restaurants are serving sweet potato fries instead of regular french fries. How do their nutritional values compare?
Are potato chips and french fries still considered vegetables? Are they bad for you even if they are cooked in "vegetable" oil?
Sort of, REALLY BAD: Technically french fries/chips are vegetables but are also junk food.When people are advised to eat veggies these aren't what's meant & don't count as credit towards servings.French fries/chips are very fattening, usually contain hazardous trans fats & have high levels of carcinogenic acrylamides. Baked potatoes have acrylamides too but less fat.See http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/439966. ...Read more
Sweet potatoe: It is a much healthier choice.Get a more detailed answer ›
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