What are their nutritional value? Do they increase your risk of death? Did a teenage boy actually go blind from eating them? We’re talking all that AND more
The average serving of fries used to weigh around 2.5 ounces. Today, normal portion sizes are between 6-7. That’s one heck of an increase. If you’re craving fries, health experts recommend 10 – 15 individual fries in one serving.
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A minimal amount of fries is recommended in order to consume the fewest amount of calories you can. But let’s face it, most of us are eating way more than 10 – 15 in a sitting. Most fast food restaurants serve almost four times that amount. I know I’m having way more.
Let’s take a look at the nutritional facts. Since fries taste different everywhere you go, we’ll focus on the most famous fries on Earth… Do I even need to say their name? I’m talking about the Golden Arches themselves… McDonalds.
McDonald’s gold and brown fries are legendary. I don’t know if you’ve eaten there lately, but you were probably served more than 10 – 15. A medium order from Mickey D’s contains around 320 calories. A large order is 490. If you are trying to cut down on carbs, this isn’t the snack you should be embracing. Just a medium portion carries 43g of carbohydrates. That’s 14% of your recommended daily value.