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4 Reasons Frying Food is Making You Sick

Many of us know that fried foods are bad for our health. But that doesn’t stop us from enjoying them does it?

Samosas, baja, french fries, chilli bites (gato piment)... everyone’s got their favourite guilty pleasure. And we’ll always find a good excuse to indulge in them.

But, no matter how you justify it to yourself, the truth is that fried foods are bad for you.

Sure, eating them once in a while won’t have long term consequences. But make it a regular habit, and you’re putting your health at risk.

Here are a few reasons why fried foods are bad for your health and, a solution for those of you who want to enjoy the taste of fried foods and not suffer the consequences.

1. Nothing is more calorific than fried food

You won’t find anything more calorific than fried food.

It’s hard to know the exact amount of extra calories they contain - the frying method, type of and amount of oil all have an impact - so we can only work with estimates.

But even these estimates will give a health conscious person nightmares.

The fact is that frying most foods will increase their calorie count by at least 50%. And foods that readily soak in oil, like fries or battered vegetables, can see their calorie count double.