Is Air Frying Healthy?
What do these three words have in common? Fried Chicken, French Fries, and Fried shrimp.
1. They're delicious.
2. They're deep fried.
Everyone love fried food, but it's common knowledge that deep fried food is notorious for causing Type 2 Diabetes, high cholesterol, and other serious health problems. However, despite all these consequences, we just crave that delicious crunchy taste. What if there was a way for you to "have your cake and eat it too"? Well, there is! Modern technology has allowed us to find a different method of making fried food in the form of an air fryer.
Air Fryers are the newest trending item on the market and the reason for that is the multitude of possibilities for making delicious fried food without the extra calories that are added from regular deep frying.
By now, you must be thinking “This is way too good to be true, frying with little to no oil? How is this possible?” YES! This is possible! Air Fryers are designed with Rapid Air Technology, which is a fancy way of saying hot air circulates around a chamber cooking ingredients faster and more efficiently. According to an article on airfryerreviews.co, air fried food contained 80% less fat in comparison to food that was cooked using other traditional methods, such as deep frying.
A deep fryer is used by having the user stand in front of hot oil to cook food, which is not only dangerous, but can burn food if the user’s time and temperature are not right. While we all can agree that fried food is delicious, a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition states that eating fried food increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and heart disease. This study found that during the frying process, cooking oil is broken down in fatty acids and other unhealthy components and when that oil is reused, food absorbs it and it enters our bodies when we consume it, which will affect cholesterol, blood pressure and waist lines. So, how do we eat the food we love while staying healthy?
One answer, AIR FRYING!
Air fryers are a healthier alternative cooking method to deep frying. Air fryers are capable of cooking food with just one tablespoon of oil, which will cut oil almost completely out of your diet and change your lifestyle. Below is a chart comparing the nutrition facts between 100 grams of air fried fresh French fries and a small (75 grams) size of French fries from McDonalds proving how much healthier it is to use an air fryer.
Benefits of Air Fryers
A healthy diet isn’t the only benefit that comes with using an air fryer. Some other benefits include a quicker clean-up, no grease or mess, quicker cook times, and its safe automatic cooking capability. Air fryers are also cost efficient because you can use it to do multiple things, such as bake, grill, and roast. This versatile product will make cooking so easy and convenient that someone who isn’t a fan of cooking will enjoy their time in the kitchen.