Burger King has come out with a new fry recipe that is apparently healthier than the McDonald’s fries because it contains 40% less fat and 30% less calories.
Is it actually healthier?
The ingredients in the Satisfries are:
- vegetable oil (contains one or more of the following oils: canola, soybean, cottonseed, sunflower, corn)
- tapioca starch modified
- corn starch-modified
- paprika extract (color)
- rice flour
- sodium acid pyrophosphate (to maintain natural color)
- turmeric extract (color)
- xantham gum
Now compare this to the ingredients in the regular fries:
Not too dissimilar, huh?
Not only do the Satisfries contain GMOs, they are deep fried in rancid vegetable oils. Vegetable oils are extremely inflammatory and 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 vegetable oil distorts the delicate omega 3 to 6 balance that is necessary to maintain a healthy body (and mind!).
These vegetable oils contain oxidized cholesterol, which buils up in the arteries, leading to coronary artery disease. Oxidized vegetable oils are also extremely rich in free radicals. Free radicals cause both cellular and DNA/RNA damage, premature aging and an overall breakdown of a properly functioning system.
It’s not quantity, it’s quality.
This isn’t an issue of eating the least amount of fat, it’s about eat the right fats. Safe, healthy and nutritious fats are from pastured animals and dairy, coconut oil, olive oil and avocados.