For years, nutritionists have warned that eating a lot of potatoes is bad for your health, being linked to weight gain, body fat, and diabetes. A study published last week in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests French fries might not be that bad for us. Researchers conducted a study of over 180 adults who were randomly assigned to eat either regular French fries, seasoned French fries, and almonds for 30 days. The researchers found no significant difference in body fat after 30 days between those who ate French fries and those who ate almonds. They also saw no significant differences in fasting glucose and insulin levels. While the study appears to show that eating French fries doesn’t hurt your health, it’s a very short-term study. Consider eating fries as rare treats and not something you eat day after day.
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