Nowadays, cancer has become more and more common and that is mainly due to the unhealthy diet people consume on a daily basis.
But, did you know that one of the most consumed chips in the world, Pringles, is really hazardous? Namely, it contains carcinogens and various toxins that are extremely harmful to the human body and health.
How is Pringles Chips Produced?
Chips is supposed to be produced from potatoes, however, Pringles is not even close to this vegetable, but made of potato flakes, wheat, and corn. The first stage of Pringles production is a thick mixture made of these ingredients so that it looks like a dough which is then compressed by using molds. Next, they are fried in a boiling oil until they become completely dry. At the end, the chips is sprinkled with flavors and packed in cans.
Why is Pringles Harmful?
Acrylamide is the main culprit why Pringles are harmful. This ingredient is a colorless crystalline solid that readily forms water-soluble polymers and it is actually a by-product of the production process. Acrylamide is formed in the process of preparation at high temperatures from sugars and amino acids naturally found in foods.
It is carcinogenic and very dangerous for health and thus can lead to developing cancer. Furthermore, it can also damage the nervous system in certain doses. And apparently, Pringles contains this substance in such levels that are above the allowed limits.
Which Other Foods and Products Contain Acrylamide?
All foods that are cooked at higher than 100 degrees Celsius temperatures contain this hazardous toxin, despite the method of preparation. It doesn’t matter if the food is roasted, baked, or fried. Indeed, foods that are cooked at such a high heat, so that they become yellow or brown, contain this toxin.
Moreover, acrylamide is also used in some manufacturing processes, including the production of plastic, paper, and dyes. This toxin is also found in products such as food packings, caulk, and also in certain adhesives. Another source of acrylamide is the cigarette smoke.
Therefore, in order to protect yourself from developing cancer, carefully choose the food you eat, and the products you buy.