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If You Eat French Fries or Potato Chips, This Will Stop You

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  • The potato has a long and illustrious history ranging from worship by the Incan tribe in Peru to launching the first use of artificial pesticide developed from arsenic
  • Recent research demonstrates a potential link between eating fried potatoes two or more times each week and doubling the risk of death from all causes; other research links white potatoes to high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and heart disease
  • French fries and potato chips are also high in trans fat; sweet potatoes are your best option as they are high in prebiotic fiber that feeds beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract

By Dr. Mercola

The potato has had a long history. The Incan tribe from the highlands of Peru worshipped the potato and people from Ireland blamed the potato for the Great Famine when a blight destroyed potato crops across Europe. Today, the potato is the fourth largest food crop in the world.

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