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Harvard professor who proposed to eat only 6 french fries is responsive to backlash

"Stop ruining my life," wrote a critic on Twitter.(iStock) You will not win any fans by taking a page against…

You will not win any fans by taking a page against french fries.

In an article published by The New York Times last week, Eric Rimm, a professor of Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, rated potatoes &#821

1; or as he called them, “starch bombs” – at least healthy vegetable Americans could eat, especially when they were fried.

MAINE RESTAURANT RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTURBING COMMENTS AFTER IMMEDIATE CHANGES FOR FRIES [19659005] Rimm, who teaches epidemiology and nutrition, continued to suggest that Americans often find it difficult to carry out partial control when serving a large portion of potatoes and suggested a simple solution.

“I think it would be nice if your meal came with a salad salad and six french fries,” he said.

French frieks were opposed and shared their feelings on social media, which forced Rimm to answer and clarify their comments.

Following Rimm’s statements, Twitter Users started blowing the idea to stop after just six French fries, with one asking the times to stop “destroying” their lives, while another demanded that Rimm’s degree be revoked.

In addition, a writer and dietician who talked to today later added that potatoes are not nearly as bad as the Times article may have insinuated.

“A white potato happens to have twice as much potassium than a banana, it is a good fiber source and it contains vitamin C. Granted, a baked potato would [have] have more value and less calories … but let’s not work as fries are lacking value, Bonnie Taub-DixTaub-Dix says to the outlet.


Rimm replied on backlash Thursday morning on Twitter and repeated that he was just suggesting that restaurants would try to give borrowers a minor part if they requested it.

“My suggestion to NYTimes was that perhaps restaurants would offer a smaller portion size as an exciting option to satisfy them who tastes fries but does not want the starch bomb, “he wrote in reply to a Twitter user who quoted Rimm’s cre dentials.


The original New York Times article also pointed out that the agricultural department recommends eating only three ounces of fries. In the same article, Lindsay Moyer, a dietician who worked with the Center for Science in Public Interest, also called on to eat the minimum amount or order something else or maybe even quit the fries in ketchup or mayo.

“With such an obesity epidemic, today most of us must reduce,” said Moyer.

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