Do you get those ads on your cell phone? You know, the ones that pop up as kind of a text message. Music. Food. Somebody wants your opinion (and your money).
Today I received a “Vote for the best french fries” ad. I looked at it and laughed out loud. The best french fries? Really? Do you really want me to vote for the best use of taking a potato, draining it of any and all nutrition; add fats, oils and salt (so you can sell me a sugary drink); and, then making it a crispy golden brown? Do you really want my opinion on them? (Do you think I have I glorified the french fry too much?)
I know french freis smell great. They are wonderful when warm. But, they give me nothing nutritionally. And, since as we battle to control Diabetes, nutrition from what we eat is really important, I am not willing to trade 30 carbs for a small portion of french fries. Think I am kidding about 30 carbs? Take a look for yourself. See what I mean?
I had an economics teacher in college who thought french fries and doughnuts were the worst “so-called food” in the world. His argument was that we were paying for absolutely zero nutrition; that we were not receiving value for our money. He was right. But, what did I do right after that lecture? I went out and bought a doughnut. I was young, dumb and Diabetes-free.
Do you want to start your War On Diabetes? One way to start is to avoid french fries. Pretty simple. And, pretty effective.
Look, the best french fry is no french fry. Have a salad instead. Yeah, I know it’s not the same thing, but you get some nutrition and the veggies are filling. Nutrition. Filling. Can contribute to weight loss. Hmmmm. My old economics teacher would love it! (Just be careful how much dressing you put on the salad.)
And, as always, thank you for reading.