Do you think french fries can harm you?

September 18, 2010 2:42am CST
It's so delicious and fatty snack's but for me i don't think so this snack's can harm me or can make me sick. Because some of my neighbor before in Hong-Kong they said that, This kind of snack can give you cancer. So I try to stop eating french fries just to prevent.
10 responses
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
Hi there rtcortal, Yes indeed french fries can harm us.. Though it's super unavoidable and we find it hard to resist the urge of eating it. I have read just yesterday that freanch fries is one of the foods that can lead us to cancer since french fires are made with hydrogenated oils and are cooked under high temperatures.. They also contain acryl amides which occur when they are fried in high temperatures.. So, in as much as we love eating french fries, I guess we should avoid them because we love our self more right?
1 Oct 10
Hello there genevy04, your right. Even we love to eat french fries but we are not going to consider this us our daily snacks because 100% can lead us to cancer not only french fries but some of the deep fried food. Thanks for your concern to my topic which is I really love to eat this kind of snack but I still do the right way just to prevent.
@genevy04 (793)
• Philippines
1 Oct 10
Thanks for the best response cortal!
@annawen86 (547)
• Indonesia
28 Oct 10
hello rtcortalD well i love french fries too. i cant stop to eat french fries. but i maintain my health with only eat it once a week and maintain to eat lot of vegetables or organic vegetable powder. of course french fries can harm our self. first, the oil. they usually use the oil over and over again. and using oil over and over again is not good for our health. i saw that many store who only sell french fries never replace the oil. so they use the same oil until it is not clear anymore. it can cause high cholesterol for us. maybe you will not feel it right now, but so many years after we are grow old. our body will get cholesterol if you dont maintain your health with other greenish food. second, french fries and another fast food can cause obesity. and obesity is danger for our health. obesity, and a "not good life style" can cause diabetic. obesity with high cholesterol can cause high blood pressure, and heart attack. third, of cause cancer. but it is not only because of french fries but another fast food too. all the diseases will not appear right now or next month. but it will appear slowly but sure when we grow older.you can still eat french fries like me. but reduce the it only once a week or twice a week. and try to combine your life style with eating vegetables. i hope this information will be useful to you, my friend.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
9 Oct 10
Hi, I should categorized french fries as heaty food and I seldom eat french fries .Only once a while when my husband bought home Macdonald set meal,then we will have french fries to eat. Or else, I won't buy any frozen french fries back home to fry myself. I can say that I seldom cook fried food as I am a heaty person. Avoid eating too much fried food is good for my health.
• Philippines
30 Sep 10
I don't think french fries can harm, it is made out of potatoes..we filipinos during eating we need mountain of rice but in some country they are eating french fries as their rice, so I don't think fries can harm
• Philippines
24 Sep 10
A lot of studies have shown that french fries is not good for the body especially if not eaten in moderation, but I still can't help myself eating fries, they are just soooooo delicious! hehehe, no wonder, I'm getting fatter and fatter.
• India
18 Sep 10
French fries are not much harmful. But in a course of time will raise the cholesterol levels and may risk our hearts. Its good to consume rarely as its prepared from reused oils.
• United States
18 Sep 10
If you eat it every day it definitely will harm you. It most likely won't give you cancer. However, all that fat and sodium harms your system like you have no clue. however if you do have a high metabolic rate I'm sure you will be fine eating it maybe two or three times a week. You should definitely try healthier foods. I'm not saying pure veggies or pure fruits, but at least something that isn't fried and has a bit less sodium. That way your body can be healthier.
@Sidoghosh (174)
• India
18 Sep 10
Speaking of Obesity it wont make harm if you have a very high metabolic rate if you are obese better stop eating that greasy stuff cause the fat will block your blood vessels and cause a major heart attack one day.Speaking of causing cancer I don't have a medical researched based proof that fries can cause cancer or not.
@fanzejian (372)
• China
18 Sep 10
maybe it is my way that I will stop eating that food even like that food when the food can harm people just a little .I know that it sound a little strange that stoping anything if you are afraid of being gone a caner.so just think that as instinct action.
• Philippines
18 Sep 10
Of course we all know that it's rich in fat like other chips but eating it once a day doesn't mean that yo can already have cancer.