By over-cook, we mean well done — the french fry doesn't even have to be burnt for it to give you cancer!
Though, this is a bummer for those of you who can't get enough french fries, especially if they're a major part of your cheat day! Because you wouldn't eat them ALL the time, right?? RIGHT??
Apparently a chemical called Acrylamide develops during the high-temperature cooking of certain foods, namely potato products like french fries. Oh, and those delicious golden sticks aren't the only things at risk! Acrylamide also forms in over-cooking of potato chips, cereal-based grains, cookies, crackers, breakfast cereals, toasted bread… and coffee.
Well, there goes the list of everyone's favorite stuff! Thanks, FDA. We hope you're happy!
The chemical was first discovered in 2002, and has been tested enough to show that high doses of the substance cause cancer in laboratory animals, and scientists are pretty damn sure the same goes for people.
Here's what science found:
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