Nobody needs an expert to tell us that French fries are unhealthy, but Professor Eric Rimm of Harvard T.H. The Chan School of Public Health is trying to ruin it anyway.
According to Rimm, who describes French fries as a "starch bomb", there is really no healthy amount. But – if you have to – he only beats six of bacon sticks.
"There are not many people who send back three quarters of a fry order," Rimm told The New York Times. "I think it would be nice if you had a side salad and six French fries with your meal."
Potatoes, especially those dipped in hot oil and boiled, were associated with obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. A study published last year in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those who ate fried potatoes two to three times a week had a higher mortality risk than those who hate their potatoes in other ways.
Despite researchers' concerns about public health, people on Twitter have difficulty wrapping up the strict recommendation with their heads ̵
"Nobody in the history of humanity has stopped by six French fries" says one user
Other just will not have it : "I need that kind of negativity in not my life. #GiveMeAllTheFries.
It's no secret how much Americans love processed potato products. Each year, according to the US Department of Agriculture, each of us consumes nearly 116 pounds of white potatoes, two-thirds of which are roasted, frozen or processed in various ways.
Lisa Young, nutritional professor at NYU, said in an interview last year, The Post: "The problem is moderation and portion control." As long as we take balanced meals, "[virtually] everything can be included in a [healthy] diet."