The all-American snack of potato chips is peppered with problems. One of the biggest issues with potato chips is the omega-6 rich oils used to fry them. The common oils used to fry potato chips are rich in omega-6 fatty acids, which can quickly create an imbalance in our body of omega-3 to -6 fatty acids. Plus, they are also highly processed oils with little positives to redeem them.
The problem: According to some experts, the ideal ratio from our diet would be either a two-to-one or one-to-one ratio of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Today, we find ourselves with an average ratio of 12.4 omega-6 fatty acids to only 1 omega-3. Omega-6 fatty acids are needed by the body, but an imbalance with high amounts of omega-6's can cause inflammation, that can then go on to be a factor in a wide variety of health issues – including serious diseases.
Because potato chips are still America’s favorite snack, they can be a significant factor in an imbalanced omega ratio. And that’s why this product is so wonderful!
The solution: Coconut oil is traditional oil that has nourished people groups for generations. It is very low in omega-6 fatty acids, heat stable, and is a wonderful source of lauric acid, an important anti-viral, immune booster (it’s also found in breast milk).
This company uses high quality coconut oil that is pressed using traditional methods, and also sources organic potatoes, quality sea salt, and use other eco-friendly practices to keep this product good for the planet and us.
They have less than a week to raise the last of their Kickstarter fund, so if you’d love to see this product on the shelf at your local grocery store, why not help this company get a lift! Go here to read more about them and the Kickstarter.