Hi everyone! In a short text just to make it clear: Frying is by far the worse method of cooking! It changes considerably the nutritional characteristics of the food you are frying. When you fry food, its caloric value increases at least 3 times fold, and the oil used becomes saturated when it’s heated.
Saturated fat is very bad as it increases LDL, the bad cholesterol in your blood and you end up having fat deposits in your arteries. The more fat deposits in your arteries and the more the risk of having heart disease, stroke and obesity which are the leading causes of death of this century
And also, when you fry carbohydrates (potatoes, biscuits, etc…) or heat them at high temperatures (more than 100 degrees) they can form acryl amides which can in turn cause the threatening cancer disease…
Didn’t want to scare you but just in case you are a big big fan of fried food, I hope I convinced you somehow to stop it or at least decrease its consumption to once per week. Grilled, baked, boiled foods are all very tasty if you know how to play with the herbs to give them that special taste!
Cooking is an art; it doesn’t have to be unhealthy to be tasty! Think about it ;)
Samia Khoury Dietitian
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