Pringles Cancer Packaged In A Box


Appreciated by young and old, the chips are thin slices of potato fried in oil and seasoned with salt. At least that's what do not believe! Boxes and bags of chips sold in supermarkets can hide questionable substances or dangerous to health. Even the most reputable brands such as Pringles, are no exception to this rule!

Many people feel guilty after eating chips, but the adverse effects of these products can not be reduced to a few empty calories and more! The chips can in fact be hazardous to health.

The chips sold worldwide are far from simple golden potatoes cut into thin strips and fried in oil. Packets that invade the supermarket shelves contain very little potato, as is the case of Pringles, one of the pioneering brands in the market for chips.

Indeed, for the chips production process, manufacturers use potato flakes, potato flakes, corn and wheat. They mix all these ingredients during the first phase of production to obtain a paste, they will eventually squeeze into molds. The following step is to put them in boiling oil. Once dried, the chips will be sprinkled with powdered flavorings and packed in boxes.

The chips, what health danger?

Different chips manufacturing processes result in acrylamide formation. This is a chemical substance described as possibly carcinogenic to humans by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

Acrylamide is formed in foods that contain a lot of starch, when high temperature cooking processes. It is primarily for frying or baking, following a chemical reaction between sugars and amino acids, particularly asparagine.
One can find this substance in many foods such as biscuits, toast, coffee (following the roasting process) and of course in chips.

Thus, the chips are considered processed foods can be harmful to health, and not because of their ingredients but rather because of their method of manufacture.

According to the assessments of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the results of studies conducted on animals, acrylamide and glycidamide its metabolite are carcinogenic and genotoxic. They are able to cause damage to DNA and may cause cancer. However, the results of studies conducted on humans to evaluate the carcinogenic effect of acrylamide remain unconvincing and rather limited. But caution!

However, note that acrylamide, which raises the concern is not the only material that can be potentially carcinogenic to humans. This was confirmed HEATOX (Heat-generated Food Toxicants), funded by the European Union, which aimed to identify and minimize potential risks of harmful substances produced during cooking.

According to the draft, which was particularly interested in acrylamide, this compound may be carcinogenic. HEATOX also concluded that during the high temperature firing, 800 different components are produced, of which 52 can potentially cause cancer.

What actions taken to limit exposure to acrylamide?

Foods that put us most to acrylamide are mainly coffee, biscuits for children and potatoes as french fries and potato chips.

Although it remains difficult or impossible to eliminate acrylamide, however, it is possible to minimize formation.

According to ANSES, it is very important not to overheat cooking oil or browning excessively. It is also recommended to avoid eating the brown parts of food that usually focus most acrylamide.

Remember also that overcooking foods can lose their nutritional value. Be careful not to overcook them, limit your intake of processed industrial foods and favor fruits and vegetables.

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