Bob asked in HealthDiet & Fitness · 8 months ago

Why are potatoes healthy but french fries unhealthy?

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  • 8 months ago
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    a baked potato has about 80 calories. The same potato deep fried will not only add 3x' more calories, but added saturated fat. The extra fat makes you tired, and less likely to walk, dance or move around. So when out eating fries, you will be less active, and are taking in 3xs more calories to burn off. plus fat takes more movement to burn off.

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  • 7 months ago

    Because french fries are fried in deep oil, that takes away all the natural minerals potato ever had..

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  • 8 months ago

    Because the French fries are sliced potatoes that have lots of oil in the fryer. 

    The potatoes are not fried.

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  • 8 months ago

    Probaly they fried it with so high temperature and the kinds and how cooking oil being used in frying them, through mass production food industries.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Because french fries are from France that is why it is not healthy

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  • Petter
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    It's not like potatoes are healthy and french fries are unhealthy.

    Potatoes are HEALTHIER than french fries, yes. The less processed a product is, the more healthier it usually is.

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  • 8 months ago

    French fries are cooked in and soaked in fat. Basic potatoes are fat free.

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Its the oil or fat that the chips are cooked in 

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  • patty
    Lv 6
    8 months ago

    its how u cook the potatoes that matter and what u add to them.

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  • 8 months ago

    I dare you to eat a potato straight from the manure field.

    • Bob8 months agoReport

      What does that have to do with my question?

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