Cut back on crisps

Eat fewer potato chips and other highly-pro­cessed cooked carbs to lower your risk of heart dis­ease

Men's Fitness - - Last Word | Takeaway Tip -

Once you pop, can you stop? If you care about the health of your heart you need to cut back on crisps. When starchy foods such as pota­toes and bread are cooked for long pe­ri­ods at high tem­per­a­tures a chem­i­cal called acryl­amide, which is linked to heart dis­ease, is cre­ated – and not only this but, in a study pub­lished by the Amer­i­can Jour­nal Of Clin­i­cal Nu­tri­tion, sub­jects who ate crisps ev­ery day for four weeks saw a de­crease in the an­tiox­i­dants that elim­i­nate acryl­amide. Next time hunger strikes between meals, snack on a hand­ful of nuts in­stead: they con­tain both mo­noun­sat­u­rated and polyun­sat­u­rated fats, which have been ex­ten­sively linked to bet­ter heart health.

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