A Harvard professor is in hot water to say that people should only eat "six French fries" at a time. (Photo: Getty Images / Philippe Huguen)
<p class = "Canvas Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text "content =" A professor from Harvard came under fire after suggesting that only six French fries should be eaten at the same time. Eric Rimm, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard TH's Chan School of Public Health, commented New York Times Article about unhealthy French fries. "Data-reactid =" 23 "> A Harvard professor is under attack after suggesting that people eat only six French fries at a time. Eric Rimm, Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, made the comments in a New York Times article on unhealthy fries.
"There are not many people who send back three quarters of an order of chips," said Rimm. "I think it would be nice if you had a side salad and six French fries with your meal." He also lamented the Americans' love for the fried food: "In this country, it's too bad for you to give them my cold, dead Take your hand.
People on Twitter have strong feelings regarding its serving suggestion:
What kind of MAD MAN would want six fries? I understand they are bad for you, but eating six sounds like torture. I prefer not to have her. But we all know that will not happen. 1945 pic.twitter.com/dDT4HYjNUF
– ⚜️ηαтαℓιє ℓσ ¢ кєтт⚜️ (@natlckettwrites) November 29, 2018
6 French fries? You can not just eat 6 fries. 19
– Jamie Schulz (@ GCUmom77) December 3, 2018
Harvard professor says the serving size for chips is 6 ………… ..one has graduated
– East Atlanta Santa (19659009) @ chillumais) 3 December 2018
Seriously. I have an average of 6 French fries per bite.
– Zac Thomas (@ZacPThomas) December 3, 2018
Rimm is out of the office and has not responded to Yahoo Lifestyle's request.
Although nutritionists agree that fries are not exactly a health food store, they're a bit divided as far as Rimm's recommendation is concerned. "Potatoes are a very high-calorie food – dehydrating and frying will increase calories and reduce vitamin content," said Gina Keatley, a New York City-based nutritionist speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle. "I have to talk to Dr. Rimm agree. If you eat French fries, they should be considered as a treat. A steak fish has about 20 calories, so six sounds like a snack / tidbit. "
<p class =" Canvas Atom Canvas Text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em)) – sm "type =" text "content =" Potatoes can be "part of a healthy Diet "but chips are definitely best foods," says Karen Ansel, nutritionist and author of Healing Superfoods for Anti-Aging: Stay Young, Live Longer tells Yahoo Lifestyle, "Besides Fries can be fried in partially hydrogenated oils, which are extremely unhealthy for your heart, "she says.Furthermore, frying consumes many of the healthy nutrients that are naturally found in potatoes, such as vitamin C." "data-reactid =" 38 "Potatoes can be part of a healthy diet, but French fries are definitely a good meal. Karen Ansel, a registered nutritionist and author of Healing Superfoods for Anti-Aging: Stay Young, Live Longer tells Yahoo Lifes tyle. "Depending on the restaurant, French fries can also be fried in partially hydrogenated oils, which are extremely unhealthy for your heart," she says. "In addition, deep frying consumes many of the healthy nutrients that are naturally found in potatoes, such as vitamin C."
Alissa Rumsey, nutritionist and owner of Alissa Rumsey Nutrition and Wellness, says Rimm's recommendation is too extreme. "Imposing restrictions on food – whether it's physical restrictions such as" eating only X-chips "or mental limitations" fries are bad for me – is what drives cravings and overeating, "she explains Yahoo Lifestyle , "If we find a meal to be bad or inadequate, or feel that we can only have a small amount, our body feels the scarcity and responds by increasing our cravings, and increases the chance that we eat too much. "
Overall, Ansel recommends thinking of fries that are like "cake or pie" – they are OK in small quantities as a rare treat. "
If you're a big fan of French fries, cooking them at home can make them a little healthier in a fryer", which only sprinkles a little olive oil, but still gives a crispiness that makes you feel as though You eat chips, "says Keatley.
If you have fries to eat here and there and there you eat an otherwise healthy diet, you really should not feel stress about it, Ansel says. And if you do not impose any restrictions on them Fries finally "less exciting and you can eat the food when you're full and move on," says Rumsey.
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