Popcorn and potato chips - delicious but harmful





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Currently, popcorn and sliced potato chips (snacks) are considered to be the favorite food of all ages, because they are easy to eat, very cheap and sold all over the sidewalk, street burdens and supermarkets, also in the cinema. But few of us expect it to bring harm to consumers, however it has a high potential to cause cancer. Check the article below to prevent cancer caused by these delicious but harmful foods.


Popcorn contains carcinogens

The first thing is about the popcorn container. Cups, boxes or bags containing popcorn are commonly coated with a toxic chemical perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) to prevent grease. Basically, PFOA can cause cancer, infertility and many other dangerous diseases.

Second, although each manufacturer uses slightly different ingredients to make popcorn, but most of them use soybean oil (a genetically modified product) as well as preservatives such as gallate propyl, a chemical that causes abdominal pain and skin rash.

Popcorn is sweet and easy to eat. It is sold a lot at the school gates and gets a lot of attention from children. Of course, nobody will regret spending five thousand dongs to buy a bag of popcorn for the child. However, it much better to give to the child some healthier food, like fruit or cookies.

Sliced dried potatoes (snacks)

Potato crisps contain carcinogenic preservatives

In 2014, European Food Safety Association (EFSA) detected a chemical called acrylamide, which is found in coffee, potato crisps, toasts, French fries, crackers and some other foods for children. All of them were identified as potentially causing cancer substance.

Pieces of dried sliced ​​potatoes, also known as potato snacks, are cheap, taste great and are known as a kind of fast food. However, the negative impact that this dish brings to your health will make you really unhappy.

Fried potatoes are rich in fat and calories which will surely make you gain weight. A study which was conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine found that eating potatoes once a day, you will gain two kilograms a year on average. Besides, fried potatoes contain a lot of trans fats – the substances that can cause cholesterol increase and high blood pressure in most people.

Fries have artificial flavors, preservatives and many food colorings; your body does not need all these substances. Potatoes are fried at high temperatures to make them crispy but this, however during the frying process a dangerous carcinogenic substance acrylamide is formed, also it is found in cigarettes.

It's hard to say “No” to kids when they want to eat popcorn and fries, but if you can replace them with wheat crackers, they are  much better for your children and help to maintain good health.



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