Baked Potato Chips

Why Baked Potato Chips Are Unhealthy

With the recent health craze, it’s not surprising that practically every manufacturer in the food industry has its own line of healthy foods.

It seems like a dream come true since everywhere you turn; your favorite food has been made healthier. But has it?

Unfortunately, many foods that have been made over to be healthier are just as unhealthy as they were before. A good example is baked potato chips. So many people love the original thing, so snack food companies decided to offer what they consider as a healthier version.

While it’s true that they’re lower in fat than the original version, they’re still just as high in calories. 1 ounce of the healthier stuff can have has much as 110 calories. Now add a whopping 23 grams of carbohydrates, plus 3 grams of sugar to the mix and you’ve got trouble.

(Every wonder why they put sugar in potato chips? Because sugar is addictive and you’ll eat more, that’s why!)

Sure, your heart might not give out any time soon from the lack of fat, but that doesn’t mean you won’t experience other health problems. Just eating a simple baked potato alone can put you at risk for diabetes because they’re loaded with glycemic; now imagine eating it in the form of a chip! Every bite you take absorbs faster in your bloodstream than eating sugar alone. 

Glycemic causes your blood sugar levels to rise and then drop quickly which can damage the pancreatic cells that produce insulin. Insulin is what keeps our blood sugar stabilized. And if you’re already overweight, the greater your chances are of getting diabetes because you’re more resistant to insulin.

Unfortunately the unhealthy effects probably won’t stop most of us from continuing to eat our favorite snack food. So if you’re one who can’t banish potatoes all together, try making your own healthier version of them rather than buying them already prepared.

And in order to get the most nutrients, leave the skin on instead of removing it. The skin contains almost half of our daily recommendation of vitamins’ B6 and C.

If you don’t mind experimenting, try sweet potatoes instead.  You can bake it, or boil it and its much more nutritional than the original spud.

Still, you should keep in mind that all potatoes are a starch and should only be eaten in moderation. Eating too many potatoes can still put your health at risk no mater how they are prepared! Stay healthy by eating healthy!

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  1. The author of this piece of rubbish clearly does not understand nutrition AT ALL. Eating a simple baked potato for lunch is one of the healthiest things you could do. Potatoes are loaded with nutrients, and those carbohydrates are complex, which means they are not immediately turned into sugar as is the case with sugary cereals. Potatoes are loaded with fiber and vitamins (if skin left on). By the way, 23 grams of carbohydrates is not “whopping” by any means, and our body needs carbohydrates to function. And if you eat sweet potatoes as opposed to white potatoes, you can pretty much double the benefits. Once again, the author is clearly ignorant and I hope if anyone happens to stumble upon this misleading crap above, that they read my comment and check other websites for facts. Eat potatoes people! Especially sweet potatoes!

  2. I think you overlooked the fact that this article is about baked potato CHIPS, and NOT baked potatoes, which are obviously OK.

  3. I never really considered baked potato chips as being unhealthy. I always thought because they were baked rather than fried, they were so much better for us. And while I guess that is true as far as being a better alternative to the regular potato chip, you’ve opened my eyes to the reality of how manufacturers make us out to be fools. So instead of purchasing a baked potato chip product, I decided to create my own version and leave out all of those nasty preservatives and sugars. I thought I might share my recipe with your readers. This recipe can easily be altered using various spices and even cooking oils to suit and individuals taste. You could even use other potatoes in this recipe, though keep in mind sweet potatoes are much healthier alternative when it comes to starchy foods as you have noted in your article.

    Baked Sweet Potato Chips

    Makes 1 Serving

    1 sweet potato thinly sliced
    1 tsp of olive oil
    ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
    1 tsp rosemary
    ½ tsp sea salt

    Combine potatoes, olive oil, pepper, rosemary, and salt in a zip lock bag or container with lid. Shake until potatoes are well coated. Arrange potatoes on a nonstick cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Note: Temperature and times may very depending on oven and altitude.

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