Why you should avoid fried foods
When you cook food in super hot oil, the dish gets more greasy. This does not mean that you shouldn't eat any fried foods, but knowing the effects they cause can help you reduce them from your diet.
French fries, fish, chicken. Deep-frying is an extended cooking method. It is quick and inexpensive. But the quality of the oil is essential. Restaurants, fast-food chains, and food trucks use cheap oil and they reuse it. The more and more they reheat the oil, the trans fat content increases. The taste is great and people tend to eat a lot of fried dishes and add lots of dressings.
Fried food combined with dressings is the opposite of healthy foods because they are loaded with trans fats. And this can lead to a lot of harmful effects on your body and health.
Overeating trans fat can cause you:
Obesity: fried foods add a lot of calories to each dish. Compared to other cooking methods, deep frying adds a lot more calories. They are coated in batter or flour, and when foods are fried, they lose water to absorb fat. They can also affect the hormones that regulate appetite and fat storage.
Diabetes: Several studies have found that eating fried foods puts you at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
Hypertension: A study in Spain reported that frequent intake of fried food was associated with a higher risk of high blood pressure (hypertension) and central adiposity. . Also, high fried food intake was associated with increased prevalence of hypertension when these foods were fried with re-used oils. Another cross-sectional study in Korean adults suggested that frequent fried food intake was associated with a high prevalence of hypertension among women. A lot of salt is frequently added to fried food, which causes blood pressure.
Heart Disease and Stroke: Fried foods are high in saturated fat and trans fat, promoting plaque buildup in arteries that can put you at risk for coronary artery disease, heart failure, heart attack, and stroke.
Cancer: Fried foods, like processed meat and overcooked foods, can increase the risk of some types of cancer. That’s because these foods can contain carcinogens like acrylamide, which is very abundant in carbohydrate-rich foods like French fries.
Some oils are safer because they withstand much higher temperatures than others. It includes coconut oil, olive oil, and avocado oil.
Grapeseed oil, Sesame oil, soybean oil, Cottonseed oil, Corn oil, Sunflower oil and rice bran oil are more unhealthy.