Burger King has come out with a new fry recipe called Satisfries.

It’s supposed to be healthier than the McDonald’s fries. They contain 40% less fat and 30% fewer calories.

Is it actually better?

No.

The ingredients in the Satisfries are:

  • Potatoes
  • vegetable oil (contains one or more of these oils: canola, soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, corn)
  • tapioca starch modified
  • corn starch-modified
  • paprika extract (color)
  • rice flour
  • salt
  • sodium acid pyrophosphate (to maintain natural color)
  • turmeric extract (color)
  • xantham gum

Now compare them to the regular fries:

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Not too different, huh?

Not only do the Satisfries contain GMOs, they are deep fried in vegetable oils. These oils are extremely inflammatory. This means they wreak havoc on the body. They are very high in omega-6 fatty acids and very low in omega-3 fatty acids. Even small amounts of this oil distort omega 3 to 6 balance that is necessary to maintain a healthy body (and mind!).

These vegetable oils contain oxidized cholesterol, which builds up in the heart. This can lead to coronary disease. Oxidized vegetable oils are also very rich in free radicals. Free radicals cause both cellular and DNA/RNA damage, premature aging, and more. This leads to a breakdown of your system.

It’s not quantity, it’s quality.

This isn’t an issue of eating the least amount of fat. It’s about eating the right fats. Safe, healthy and healthy fats are from happy animals. Dairy, coconut oil, olive oil, and avocados are the best.

3 Comments

  1. Thank you for shining the spotlight on this smoke and mirrors promotion Dani! As always your posts are direct, informative and functional. Keep shining the light.
    Respectfully,

    Julian

  2. Love this! I make my own fries at home. Ingredients = potatoes and a little olive oil to brush them with. And they satisfy me way more than anything from Burger King! 🙂

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