10. French fries have fats and sodium
A burger and fries is out of the question when you reach your 40s. You might think eating just some fries can’t be all that bad. After all, what is a French fry, but a potato cooked in oil? They might be made from potatoes, but once you fry them up, they are very far removed from potatoes in a nutritional sense. For starters, french fries don’t have the potato skin any more, and that’s where most of the fiber and nutrients lie.
Instead, you’re treated to some nasty fats and sodium. Hardly anyone eats fries as a stand-alone meal. They are usually accompanied by a burger, and that’s a vehicle for other sugar-saturated sauces and salts. Not to mention the refined wheat of the burger bun. If you want to have fries, make homemade ones with the skin still intact, and grill them in the oven.