Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Potato Chips....Please Read!
Wanna know something? Baked potato chips AIN'T healthy!
And guess what else? They don't even taste good!
But hey, I'm sure you looked past that oh-so-lacking salty cardboard taste and texture many times in the name of health, which is why you NEED to be informed...
Are you ready to be SHOCKED? Make sure you are sitting down before reading this next line...
Baked potato chips are more heavily processed and contain MORE health-damaging ingredients than regular fried potato chips.
Yes, it's true, even demon-possessed trans fats can't compare with the health consequences contained in a bag of baked taters.
Just LOOK at these ingredients:
Now, in case you don't know why those ingredients are SO bad, let's go through each quickly.
1. Dried Potatoes: These are processed potatoes...not even fresh, and most likely "dried" using high heat which makes them even worse. You see, when starch is subjected to high heat, it forms acrylamide, a potent cancer causing agent. No thank you!
2. Genetically Modified Corn: In not 1, not 2, but THREE ingredients (corn starch, corn oil, and corn sugar). GMO corn has been shown to lead to liver and kidney damage in rodents and the jury is still out on humans. I'll pass on being part of the lab experiment!
3. Genetically Modified Soy: Same as above...bad news. How do you know if things like soy and corn are non-GMO? 99% of soy and corn are genetically modified, so unless the ingredients are organic, the overwhelming odds are that soy and corn ingredients are genetically modified.
4. Corn Sugar (AKA high fructose corn syrup): Rated as the #1 worst carb ever, high fructose corn syrup has been heavily linked to obesity, weight gain, metabolic syndrome and diabetes.