Potato Chips

Here’s a cool video on how potato chips are made and some health tips just below it.

Pros Cons
  • Tasty
  • Inexpensive
  • Easily available
  • Satisfyingly crunchy snack
  • High in fat & calories –> Increase risk of weight gain, obesity and high cholesterol level
  • High in sodium –> Increase risk of high blood pressure
  • Low in vitamins & minerals–> Displace more nutritional snacks

Alternative:

“Make your own baked potato chips as a healthier alternative. Cut raw potatoes into thin slices and scatter them on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Drizzle the potato slices with olive oil and sprinkle them with your favorite dried herbs and spices such as rosemary, thyme or chili powder. Bake the potatoes until they are crispy for chips that are low in fat and sodium but supply good amounts of potassium, vitamin C and fiber.”

Source: healthyeating.sfgate.com/

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