Healthy? Unhealthy? Neutral? I just read this http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9035809/Fried-food-heart-risk-a-myth.html#disqus_thread and was curious as to whether or not it changes anybody's mind about anything.
The problem is that it's Spain and the people in the grouping with the lowest amount of fried foods were probably still consuming a significant amount. It's like comparing the sort of crappy to the crappy. As much as I LOVE croquettes, I find it hard to believe that this study proves fried foods are safe.
Thanks for the article, but for me it changes nothing. I'll continue to fry and plate bacon, sausage and eggs as attractively as in the photo. The dose makes the poison, which varies by individual.
It depends on the oils.
The deep fryers used in commercial restaurants don't work with vegetable oils (I believe peanut oil is the one exception). If you are eating fried foods from a restaurant, it almost surely has been cooked in hydrogenated vegetable oil--which means it contains tons of trans-fats.
If it's pan fried, the odds are that a restaurant is using canola oil or corn oil--oils that are rancid before they leave the warehouse.
The paleo people have been saying for years that foods fried in natural fats(animal fat, butter, coconut oil, olive oil, etc...) are not a problem.
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