Discussion Are potato chips actually healthy foods?

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Misty, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. Lonewolff

    Lonewolff Member

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    Ok, so lets assume these are facts.

    Year 1900
    Life expectancy: 47
    World population: 1.6 Billion

    Year 1950
    Life expectancy: 65
    World population: 2.5 Billion

    Year 2000
    Life expectancy: 78
    World population: 6.1 Billion

    Going by these statistics, cancer rates have to increase. And if 70 is the magical age to start getting cancer, well humans weren't expected to live that long not so long ago.


    Couldn't find that patent on volcano's and natural bush fires. Might be still up for grabs. Dead wildlife might argue with the latter part of your statement.
     
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  2. Toque

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    Fire preceded humans.

    Smoking is bad. Small amount of studies about that.

    People aren’t exposed to campfires that much anymore in most countries. Some countries it’s probably still a concern.

    Pollution will kill more.

    I remember coal stoves. I’m old.

    Poor lifestyles is not going to help life expectancy.

    If hotdogs are carcinogenic. 40 years of intake. I’m doomed.
     
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  3. Lonewolff

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    Meat only causes cancer if you are over 80, going by Misty's wisdom. :p

    The eating of potatoes in the early 1900's cured peoples ability to reach an age beyond 40 though. So it was a win-win back then.
     
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  4. Toque

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    Death by hotdog. Worse ways to go.

    Potatoes are a decent food. They lack some essential vitamins and calcium. We fry them and add a lot of crap to them. Can’t blame the potato for that.
    More carbohydrates and little fiber. Eating the skin would help a little.

    Potato chips are a treat not a healthy food.
     
  5. RichHopefulComposer

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    Finally just unwatched this stupid thread. I should really turn off auto-notifications. : /
     
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  6. Lonewolff

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    Consider yourself re-notified :p
     
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    If you consider the ultimate abstraction being limited to 70 years...
     
  8. nacho_chicken

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    I swear every single time I tell myself "Hey, maybe the off-topic forum isn't so bad. Let me give it another shot!" I lose more brain cells.

    Maybe I should eat some Lay's® Potato Chips to make myself feel better...
     
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  9. Lonewolff

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    Literally crying right now. This thread couldn't get any funnier, could it?
     
  10. Siolfor the Jackal

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    The most unhealthy thing here is this thread.
     
  11. Rob

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    I, too suffer from sickness and death in the mornings. Eating makes me feel better too!

    In my country we call it "being hungry".

    Sorry, it's 4am and I'm bored
     
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  12. Lonewolff

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    Apparently this is more common than you think.

    Nothing like a big bowl of boiled potatoes first thing in the morning to get a spring in your step.
     
  13. MilkMan5x

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    'The potatoes...
    Bulky, Earthy bulbs full of potatoes and potatoes
    When you torture thy yellow bulbs with water, hot and boiling to the point where they sure will scream in utter pain, begging for sweet release of death.
    But after countless of times fly by, Their skins shall be extracted and those bare flesh must be smothered with various substances in which thy tongue ultimately desire.
    And that's how you cook your potatoes. yum.
    Enjoy your life :pickle:
     

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