76. Paying the $2 Extra for Sweet Potato Fries Might Not Be Worth It

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Look, I love sweet potato fries as much as the next person, but we can’t be fooled into thinking we’re actually being healthy by choosing this as a side option instead of regular fries.

On their own, sweet potatoes provide beta-carotene, vitamin C, folic acid, potassium and fiber, and all for just 100 calories per potato.

But soak those orange spuds in burning hot oil, and you’re jacking up the fat and calorie content to crazy high levels.

And while we’re on the subject, fried vegetables in general aren’t good for you.

Zucchini actually loses some of its antioxidant power after being breaded and fried.

Have your potato baked instead of fried, and you’ll be happier in the end.

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