CHIPS HEALTH BENEFITS
Chips health benefits include
- A major health benefit of eating chips is their healthy fat content. Oven-baked chips made at home can be cooked with a small amount of fat, such as a tablespoon or two of extra-virgin olive oil. The fatty acids in olive oil promote cardiovascular health, and consumption of the oil correlates with a decreased incidence of Type 2 diabetes and some types of cancer.
- The potatoes used to make it offer a source of potassium, an essential mineral. Potassium in your body carries out several functions: it helps regulate your body’s fluid balance, helping to prevent the high blood pressure and bloating that accompanies excess fluid retention. Potassium also helps your nerves function, promoting the transmission of electrochemical signals within your nervous system, and between your nerves and your muscle fibres. Eating oven-baked chips made from one potato provides your body with 1,557 milligrammes of potassium, providing 33 percent of your daily recommended intake to help prevent a potassium deficiency.
- Up your beneficial vitamin C intake by consuming it. Each large potato contains approximately 73 milligrammes of vitamin C, 97 and 81 percent of the recommended intake for women and men, respectively, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. As a result, consuming oven-baked chips helps prevent vitamin C deficiency, a condition that causes a breakdown of your blood vessels, bones, teeth and skin. The vitamin C in oven-baked potatoes also nourishes your immune system, facilitating the growth and function of white blood cells to help maintain your health.
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