Can deep fried food be healthy?

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Deep fried food may be healthy or not because deep fried food gives many diseases which affect the human body. On the other hand, deep fried food attracts the people due to its golden color and crunchiness. Many people like the taste of deep-fried foods. Yet these foods tend to be high in trans-fat and cholesterol so eating a lot of them can have negative effects on your health. Deep fried food is a common food used across the world. It’s often used by restaurants and fast food chains as a quick way to ready and eat but eating them actually shortens our life.

Diseases

deep-fried-food-can-cause-heart-diseasesAlthough the connection between eating fried foods, obesity and heart disease is well known. A study published three months earlier is the first to link eating fried potatoes to death risk because people who ate fried potatoes in any form like French fries more than twice a week were more likely to die early than those who ate fried potatoes less often. Fried foods may influence the risk of these diseases through several key risk factors like high blood pressure, obesity and high cholesterol.

The process of frying is known to alter the quality and increase the caloric content of food. Fried foods served in restaurants and fast-food chains are often cooked in hydrogenated oils which are high in trans fats. Many restaurants use these oils because they give food a satisfying taste and crunch. But they’re not good for you.

Unhealthy Oil

unhealthy-oilHydrogenated oil is especially unhealthy when it’s reused in deep-fried food, which restaurants often do. Oils break down with each frying which changes their composition and causes more oil to be absorbed into the food. These changes further boost your chances of having high blood pressure and cholesterol but many restaurants have already switched to other oils in advance of the ban. Eating deep-fried foods is not a healthy choice. Fried foods add a lot of calories to food and don’t offer healthy nutrients.

We can learn more about deep frying food by keep updated from our nutritionist and doctors. Deep frying food is now famous all over the world and is a common method to produce processed food with increased durability. However, frying may make food tastier with the deep-fried flavor being attractive to some consumers.

Better Oil

better-oil-for-deep-fried-recipesDeep-fried foods are typically coated in flour and batter prior to frying. However, when foods are fried in oil, they lose water and absorb fat which further increases their calorie content. If you are going to eat fried foods then make them yourself at home because you can control the type of oil you use at home. Liquid oils are the healthiest options for deep fried food because they contain high amounts of the healthy fats and monounsaturated fats. On the other hand, Olive, soybean, and canola oils are all good choices for deep-fried foods because these oils are also high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. But people who are fond of eating deep-fried food can use olive oil. While this is clearly a healthier way to cook frying food with olive oil. Any oil you are using for deep-fried food has following precautions: Heat causes chemical changes in all oils. And this affects their flavor, aroma and nutritional content.

So one thing we should take care of it that is the heating point. Overheating oil during cooking will result smoky kitchen, bad tasting food and create harmful chemicals. Olive oil is no different from other oils. If you burn it above its heating point it will contain harmful chemicals. If we cook food at medium level of heat then the quality, taste and aroma will be more delicious. The smoke point will tend to increase the olive oil quality. As the free fatty acid content tends to decrease and the antioxidant content increases.

I don’t give up deep fried food

i-don't-give-up-deep-fried-foodYou do not have to give up deep fried food but you also do not want to overdo it. Have deep fried food once in a while as more of a treat than a daily part of your diet and order them with a salad rather than a burger, to boost the nutrition in your deep-fried food.

Another way of cooking deep frying food is air fried food. The air fried food is healthier than deep fried food. And contains less fat as compared to the deep fried method. However, by using the air fried method the food become tastier, moist and tender. Moderation and variety of any food is the key to a healthy lifestyle and healthy eating. It is also a habitual consumption that could get you into trouble.

Unhealthy for health

unhealthy-for-healthGenerally, fried foods are significantly higher in fat and calories than their non-fried counterparts. Like one small baked potato (100 grams) contains 93 calories and 0 grams of fat, while the same amount of small potato (100 grams) of deep fried contain 319 calories and 17 grams of fat which affect our health quickly. There are some major disadvantages of deep fried food given below:

  • Nutrient Destroyer
  • Extra Calories

    Nutrient Destroyer
    nutrient-destroyerDeep frying is bad as it adds lots of bad fats and empty calories to your food and it destroys the good nutrients in the food so we end up eating empty calories. There is nothing in it our body can use to enhance its functions. But the fact is, the deep-frying process can actually destroy a lot of beneficial minerals and vitamins, as nothing that’s been deep-fried will ever be even close to healthy.

    Extra Calories
    extra-caloriesWhen something is deep fried in oil, it multiplies the density of calories. If any food is submerged in oil, whether it’s a potato or some flour items then oil increases the calories, as fat is soaked up into every available space, in the food being fried, and also oil steals the natural mineral and oxidants required for our body and turns the food into a tasty dish with nothing to offer. We all know extra fat lead to obesity, which itself is the cause of many diseases and then we have to struggle to get rid of those extra pounds.

Conclusion:

Yes, the deep-frying foods are not good for health and keep on using deep fried food cause many diseases. But according to the newly researched the method of cooking deep-fried food is the main reason for making deep fried food unhealthy.

So, if we want to eat deep fried food we have to make sure

  1. The way we are making food
  2. The oil we are using
  3. The cooking point or Heat Point
  4. And by using Air frying method
    All these precautions can make deep fried food less harmful.