How does Frying affect our health?

How does Frying affect our health?

Fried food have been a part of our daily diet and are causing a havoc to our system. They generally turn out as tea time snacks or accompaniments in our meals.

But they can cause a lot of harmful effects-

  • High fat content- They imbibe higher fat content and are high in energy. Hence can increase unnecessary weight gain.
  • Chemical changes-Frying alters the chemical composition of fats due to exposure to intense heat.
  • Formation of trans-fatty acids.
  • Loss of nutrients- Due to high temperatures, there will be a decrease in vitamin content so does the vitamin A and E content present in oils. The protein content gets altered.
  • Difficult to digest and delays stomach emptying and can cause indigestion.

These are the detrimental effects in a nut shell. Try to avoid such food for better health.

Sanjana M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India.She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore.Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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