Baked chips are full of toxic ingredients that can be a cause for serious concern to you and your family.
While baked chips have less sodium and fat this is not enough impetus to consume them as the chemicals in them can cause far reaching health complications.
Is Fried Chips Healthy?
If you take a look at the ingredients of fried chips they include salt, canola oil or sunflower oil and potatoes. However, the oil used is full of highly toxic compounds especially when heated at high temperatures.
Deep fried potatoes release acrylamide which is a carcinogenic compound and so fried chips are definitely not healthy.
Baked chips on the other hand consists of dried potatoes unlike fried chips where fresh GMO potatoes are used. The drying process of the potatoes could have been done using high heating temperature and therefore producing carcinogenic acrylamide compounds.
What is even more alarming is that baked chips has a higher amount of acrylamide than fried chips and this has been confirmed by the FDA.
Another factor that must be considered with baked chips is that it comprises of ingredients that are GMO in nature. The ingredients include;
- Corn syrup
- Corn starch
- Soy lecithin
All these ingredients are derived from a GMO source of origin.