Carb-lovers, take heed: Study shows French fries are actually healthier than salads!

Published: April 11, 2018
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Eating healthy might be difficult, especially when you’re surrounded by so many delicious food options to choose from. But there is no denying that a balanced diet is the key to a healthy life.

Unfortunately, the definition of a “balanced diet” varies for each and everyone, reported Food EnvySome people eat pasta for breakfast, while others munch on multiple burgers for lunch. Considering this, we can assume that there is no hard and fast rule to losing weight.

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PHOTO: COOKING LIGHT

But according to a recent study, food that is deep-fried and loaded with carbohydrates is the best option when you’re cruising past the drive-thru. Yup… you read that right. And yup…our minds went straight to French fries too.

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PHOTO: TIMES FOOD

Hailing from Israel, scientists at Weizmann Institute – led by professor Eran Segal – made this discovery. After monitoring the rise of blood sugar levels in 800 different people who consumed the same meal, the scientists reached a very agreeable conclusion. Physical activities, sleeping habits and bathroom activities of the participants were also tracked.

It was found that every human body reacted to the foods differently. Something that causes a sharp glucose spike in one person might do the polar opposite to another.

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PHOTO: UK RUN CHAT

The scientists concluded that a person can eat french fries with all their heart and not feel any negative effects. One participant’s sugar level increased after having bananas but not after eating a cookie. For another, the opposite occurred. Some participants experienced a sugar hike after consuming sushi but not while eating ice-cream and vice versa.

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PHOTO: FILE

Professor Segal explained, “The huge differences that we found in the rise of blood sugar levels among different people who consumed identical meals highlights why personalised eating choices are more likely to help people stay healthy than universal dietary advice.”

People are prone to experiencing different reactions to food depending on their genetic makeup, lifestyle and microbiome – a bacteria ecosystem that triggers a response to food. This also suggests that diets built to control blood sugar should be tailored differently for each individual.

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PHOTO: HEALTHYKARMA.COM

This could also be the reason why many people are unable to stay true to their diet plan. Their bodies reject the specified meals and hence they revert back to their normal lifestyle.

According to Segal, the study shows a need “to develop personal dietary recommendations that can help prevent and treat obesity and diabetes, which are among the most severe epidemics in human history.”

This article originally appeared on Food Envy.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Apr 11, 2018 - 1:17PM

    yawnzzz I have been saying this ALL the time and NOW they realise this …. Recommend

  • Meena
    Apr 12, 2018 - 7:31AM

    Hi. I admire your effort but I would say this is a very irresponsible article. Ask me why…Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Apr 12, 2018 - 8:27AM

    Vegetables are be as disastrous for one person as eating fries for another. The science of evolution makes sure that everyone is assembled with unique gene code.Recommend

  • Adeel
    Apr 12, 2018 - 6:33PM

    @Meena:
    Please show your point of view here. As i would like to know what’s wrong in this article Recommend

  • Aurangzeb
    Apr 12, 2018 - 11:26PM

    And after this research, the scientist got a hefty cheque from international fast food chains. Recommend

  • asif
    Apr 13, 2018 - 12:29PM

    @Meena:
    I already outlined why this article is incorrect in an email to the editorRecommend

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