We all live under pressure.
Students have study pressure and professionals have work pressure.
Due to that much pressure, we often chose the easy option like fast food for our food. So that, we can complete our other tasks.
Fast food is mostly fried and served with soft drinks. With time, eating fast foods will become our habit, and we can’t control ourselves.
Fried foods can damage your heart:
Processed and fried foods are the quickest option for lunch, dinner, or snack for many people. But Be Aware! A recent study proved that fried foods can damage your heart.
Although many studies are already proved the dangerous effects of eating processed and fast foods.
In this study, researchers have analyzed and combined previous studied.
This study was done by the Shenzhen University (China) and published in the journal Heart.
According to the study, eating fried foods can increase the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Research method and result:
For this study, researchers analyzed and combined the previous 19 studies. In 17 studies, 562,445 participants were involved, and 36,727 cardiovascular events such as myocardial infarction or stroke happened.
Researchers also combined and analyzed the data from previous 6 more studies involving 754,873 people. Among them, 85,906 people were died over 9.5 years because of heart diseases and other causes.
This study indicated that those who ate more fried foods per week had up to 28% higher risk of cardiovascular events, 37% higher risk of heart failure, and up to 22% higher risk of heart disease than those who ate less fried foods.
However, the researchers also analyzed whether or not the risk of these health problems increases with more fried foods consumption. They found that each additional weekly serving of 114 grams or 4 ounces (½ cup) of fried foods increased the risk for heart attack and stroke by 3%, heart disease by 2%, and heart failure by 12%.
Fried foods are prepared in hot oil. That is why these foods contain high-fat, which gives you a large number of calories. Also, putting hydrogenated vegetable oil at high temperature will produce a trans fatty acid, which is dangerous to health.
Researchers also explained, frying produces chemical by-products such as acrylamide, which can cause nerve damage.
In addition to these, frying food also contains high amounts of salt and often served with soft drinks that contain a high amount of sugar. Both salt and sugar in high amounts are two of the biggest enemies of good cardiovascular health.
More research is needed:
Please note that those 19 studies were varied significantly in methodology. In some studies, they focused on a single food such as fried fish or fried potatoes.
Prof. Riyaz Patel, a professor of cardiology and consultant cardiologist at University College London, UK, who was not involved in the study, pointed out that these studies related to the memory of respondents, which may under- or overestimate the amount of fried food consumed.
Moreover, as we don’t eat food in isolation, it is hard to tell how much fried food can damage the heart in how many years.
In any case, we should avoid fried food, because it is proven that fried food is bad for our health.
Although cooking at home is time-consuming, your body will thank you in the long run.
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