Fried food is often sold at fast food chains and some restaurants. And it’s one of the best tasting food ever.But fried food is really bad for your health. Read on to find out why…
High In Calories
By deep frying food, it adds a lot of calories to it. Because before frying they are dipped in batter or flour. Also when food is being fried in oil, it loses water and absorbs fat, which further increases the calories contained in it. In general fried foods contain a much higher count of calories and fat than their non-fried equivalents.
They Increase The Risk Of Diseases
Eating fried food can cause chronic diseases. Like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Developing high blood pressure, low “good” HDL cholesterol, and obesity, are the possible results of eating fried food. These are all known risk factors that contribute to developing heart disease.In particular, women who eat fried fish one or more per week had a 48% higher risk of heart failure, compared to those who only consumed it 1–3 times per month. On the other hand, if you eat the fish baked or broiled you have a lower risk of heart failure. Also the more you eat fried food the higher the chance of a heart attack.
Also, there is a risk of developing type 2 diabetes the more you eat fried food. In fact, people who eat fast food more than two times per week are twice as likely to develop insulin resistance, compared to those who eat fried less than once a week. And of course, because they contain more calories and fat there is a greater chance of developing obesity the more you eat them.
Fried Food Contains Acrylamide
Acrylamide is a toxic substance that can forms when you cook food in high-temperature, such as frying, roasting or baking. Foods that contain a lot of starch like fried potato products and baked goods have higher concentrations of acrylamide. Studies have shown that acrylamide can potentially cause cancer if it has a very high concentration in your body.
Hopefully what you read here will encourage you to eat less fried food in the future.