Consuming fried food even in moderate amount can be harmful for your heart- warns a new study

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“You can’t control what goes on outside, but you CAN control what goes on inside.

Although we can control what goes inside our body a lot of times we give in to peer pressure or taste buds and end up eating what we are not supposed to.

We always have cravings for fried food especially during outings and parties but we somehow believe that consuming them in moderation is fine. But a new scientific investigation published in the journal heart states that fried food, even in moderation has harmful effects on the heart and arteries.

As reported in the journal Heart, their study found a 28 percent rise in the rate of significant cardiovascular diseases for those who consumed the most fried food per week relative to those who ate the least. The risk rose by 22 percent for coronary heart disease and by 37 percent for heart failure. Researchers have observed that each additional weekly serving of 114 grams of fried food raised the risk of significant cardiovascular events by 3%, the risk of coronary heart disease by 2%, and the risk of heart failure by 12%.

There are, however, a few drawbacks to the analysis, the researchers have pointed out. For example, it is still not completely clear how fried foods contribute to cardiovascular disease. It still needs to be seen how fried foods potentially contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease.

Fried foods contain harmful trans-fatty acids from hydrogenated vegetable oils that are often used to cook them, and frying also increases the production of chemical by-products that cause inflammatory reactions. In addition, foods high in salt, such as fried chicken and French fries, are sometimes served with sugar-sweetened drinks, particularly in fast-food restaurants, researchers said.

If it's for weight loss or being fitter, leaner, stronger and more active, eating fried food can do you more harm than good. It is also necessary to restrict the intake of fried food to a bare minimum, perhaps only occasionally.

But don’t be disappointed as we have few tricks to replace fried foods.

  1. Lately, the air fryer has to be one of the most exciting kitchen appliances. These cool countertops allow you to recreate delicious fried foods with only a fraction of the oil. Seriously, making healthy and tasty French fries has never been easier!
  2. The best way to make a fried recipe better is instead to bake it, cutting off the toxic frying oil. Sweet and crispy banana chips are a type of fried snack filled with calories and fat. A better option is to replace the fried banana chips with homemade baked chips containing just 105 calories and less than 1 gram of fat in around 30 chips. Much like potato chips, you should bake them at 200 degrees for 1 to 3 hours and sprinkle with some kosher salt and a pinch of sugar.
  3. Apple slices may be a good replacement for fried foods. Crackers can be swapped with spicy sharp cheddar and crisp apple slices.

So in the end it’s all about the right choice. One right choice can definitely bring about a huge change in your health and life.

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