You know that french fries and potato chips are bad for you. But it turns out that they are worse for you than you ever thought. Yes, this is going to be one bummer of a blog post. Happy Monday!
Flickr/angela n. french fries
The delicious potato snacks have the highest levels of a new food chemical for you to worry about called acrylamide.
In a Consumer Update released last Thursday, the Food and Drug Administration suggests people try to reduce their consumption of acrylamide, which is found in well- and over-cooked foods and has been linked to cancer in animals. It is likely that it causes cancer in people, too, according to the FDA.