Nowadays the feed quality with which we base our day to day; it’s everything. It is decisive in the disease prevention, body weight, physical and mental performance and even in the mood.
The truth is that fortunately every day we have more scientific references that endorse the negative consequences to follow a poor diet, especially when it comes to processed foods, rich in calories and with very low nutritional contribution. While much has been said about how dangerous products rich in saturated fats, sugars, sodium and refined flours, in recent months much has been said about the devastating effects from a high consumption of fried foods.
In a particular way has attracted attention a recent meta-analysis, which was published in the Heart magazine. In this research work it has been found that eat fried food is associated with an increased risk of major cardiovascular events, including heart attacks and strokes. The analysis examined the results of 19 studies, 17 of which referred to cardiovascular events important and latest 6 studies investigated all forms of mortality.
The results more in detail They were the following ones. Data from 562,445 participants and 36,727 cardiovascular events important, in order to assess the link to risk of cardiovascular disease. They also collected data from six studies, which involved 754,873 participants and 85,906 deaths, to look for associations between fried foods and mortality. The researchers found that compared to respondents who ate the less fried food, those who ate more had a 28% increased risk of major cardiovascular events, 22% increased risk of coronary heart disease and a 37% higher risk of coronary heart disease and heart failure. The meta-analysis also found that each additional serving weekly of 4 ounces of fried food increased the risk of heart failure by 12%, heart attacks andcerebrovascular accidents by 3% and heart disease by 2%.
Specialists emphasize that high consumption of fried foods, is related to the lifestyle and diet of western society; which is rich in processed meats, saturated fat, refined sugars and carbohydrates, and goes down in fruits, vegetables, whole grains and seafood. It has been proven through different studies that this type of diet is considered a risk factor for obesity and type 2 diabetes. It should be noted that in the meta-analysis, the researchers specifically looked at the effect of fried foods, which are frequent in the western diet, and how these foods affect cardiovascular health.
What are the consequences of frying food?
Having so many healthy culinary techniques and low calorie within our reach, choose the fried foods it’s a thing of the past. The flour covered food and that end in a fried cooking, They usually have a high calorie content. And, as the researchers point out, one of the big problems is that “They taste good”, which makes that overeat them and recurrently be a temptation.
Call way particular and specific care, the characteristic foods of the fast food establishments and the reason is simple: very often they contain excessive trans fats. It is well known the devastating effect that these types of fats have in the body, since they usually raise low-density lipoprotein levels or “bad” cholesterol and reduce the lipoprotein levels of useful high density or “good” cholesterol. In addition, the researchers note, fried foods increase the production of chemical by-products, which can affect the body’s inflammatory response. It is true that scientists for many years have warned us about the direct relationship that exists between the consumption of fried foods with the development of chronic conditions such as the obesity, type 2 diabetes, coronary artery disease and hypertension.
However, research on the links between fried foods and cardiovascular disease and the mortality they had not thrown consistent resultsobserved the authors of the present analysis. Based on this, they proposed provide definitive evidence that the doctors from all over the world could use the give dietary advice.
The truth is that with these scientific studies, we no longer have more excuses to continue justifying the consumption of fried foods. Today more than ever I knowwe know that fry food can degrade its nutritional value, generate trans fats, that are known to be harmful; not to mention the increase in caloric content from food, all of which eventually lead to processes that can cause heart disease. However, we must not forget that a high consumption of fried foods, not only affect heart health, is the key to suffering from a long list of conditions that deteriorate and shorten life expectancy, as is the case of the hypertension, diabetes, obesity, poor mental performance, low energy levels and disturbances in mood.
Nor can we fail to mention that fried foods, may contain a compound highly damaging that it’s called acrylamide. Acrylamide is a toxic sustance that can be formed in food during high temperature cooking, with special emphasis on fried foods. It is formed by a chemical reaction among the sugars and an amino acid called asparagine. The starchy foods such as potato chip products and Baked goods usually have concentrations higher than acrylamide. It is known that a excess of this substance in the body is one of the main causes of various types of cancer.
The recommendation of the specialists is to opt for gentle cooking techniques and that deteriorate the Nutritional value of food, such is the case steamed, roasted and baked preparations. It is also just as important to carefully review the oils that we use to cook, the most recommended are: avocado, coconut oil and of course, olive oil. As well cooking at home is essential and avoid fast foods, finally it’s all about strike a good balance that allows us well-being.