Friday, July 13, 2012


Yes, it is true: July 13 is National French Fry Day!

Most people love French fries. However, there are studies showing that French fries in particular - and other potato products in general – affect weight gain directly. Many years ago a serving of French fries only contributed about 210 calories to our diet; today it is almost 3 times more (ref:  New York City Department of Health).

Another reason why they are not really healthy is because French fries have high sodium and fat levels, especially high levels of trans fats.

By the way: ‘French Fries’ are not really French – they are Belgian! Thanks to Thomas Jefferson, who used to serve them at White House dinners calling them “potatoes, fried in the French manner”, we call them French Fries here in the US.

Nevertheless: Happy National French Fry Day & Happy FRI-DAY J

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