French fry lovers are aghast at the latest health advice coming out of Harvard University. In fact, social media is abuzz with people who are in complete disbelief with one professor's statement.
Eric Rimm, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, claims French fries are a "weapon of dietary destruction." If people absolutely must engage in a French fry munching session with the so-called "starch bombs," then they must not consume any more than six fries. Six single fries.
Most everyone realizes that French fries are not the healthiest for us. But eating only six of the addictive little potato sticks is seemingly impossible. However, the evidence adds up proving that potatoes aren't necessarily the best for us.
A study published last year in the American Journal of Clinic Nutrition noted that potatoes possess a high glycemic index, which has also been linked to an increased risk of diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease. Participants in the study who ate fried potatoes two to three times per week were at a higher risk of mortality compared to those who ate unfried potatoes.
But people are very partial to their French fries. In fact, one restaurant in Maine received violent threats after changing its standard crinkle cut fries to regular slim ones, reports TODAY.