Verdict Hash browns are made with shredded potatoes, oil and salt, which provide minimal nutritional value. They’re considered a high glycaemic index food and are low in protein, meaning they’re rapidly digested, causing havoc with your blood sugar, which in turn can affect mood. The vegetable oils used to fry hash browns are high in omega-6 fats, which oxidise when heated. In this form, they become more dangerous to body tissues, increasing inflammation.
Healthy Alternative? If you’re craving carbs, go for Greggs’s Simply Creamy Porridge instead. This is made with complex carbs and is a good source of fibre, which will aid digestion and prevent constipation.