The internet was less than pleased when a study came out claiming that eating french fries increases your risk of dying.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition,looked at the eating habits of 4,400 participants between the ages of 45 and 79. The study authors determined that, among their subjects, french fry eating was a serious no-no.
Hold up. What does this mean? Are potatoes killing us? Is vegetable oil poisonous? ARE WE ALL GOING TO DIE?
According to several nutrition experts, including NYU public health and food studies professor Marion Nestle, we all need to take a deep breath before we start freaking out.
In other words: Yes, common sense would dictate that eating fried foods regularly IS bad for you, but that doesn’t mean one specific type of fried food will kill you.
Hear that, folks? Moderation is key to staying healthy without giving up the fries you love.