No Direct Correlation Between Fried Food and Heart Disease

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Bullitt, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One year fried food is bad and the next year fried food is fine. I guess we can keep eating fried foods this year.

    "A new study has found that there is no direct correlation between the amount of fried food people eat and their risk of heart disease. Instead, the research found that long-term heart risk depended more on what kind of oil was used in the cooking process — olive oil and sunflower oil are considered the healthiest."

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/fried-food-heart-risk-myth-according-researchers-181122532.html
     
  2. backdoorchicken

    backdoorchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you believe what you want.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Sounds good to me!!! :clap
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Oh yeah, we will all die with a smile in our faces with a cholestrol busting, pure evil fried food in our hands!
     
  5. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Unfortunately lard fried foods are the best tasting...LOL and olive oil isn't good for frying anyway. It is better used when not cooked too much.
     
  6. JD4570

    JD4570 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Too true ChicksterJo. I fry my food usually in soybean or peanut oil. And My cholesterol is below normal.
     
  7. dewey

    dewey Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We use olive oil a lot for frying and deep frying. Its smoke point is one of the highest, making it a great choice for frying and deep frying temps. Wish we could use it every time for deep frying but it's not always in the budget in those amounts.[​IMG]
     
  8. GardenerGal

    GardenerGal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mediterranean cultures have used olive oil for cooking and "sauteeing" (frying!) for thousands of years, and if I recall correctly, medical and sociological research has show that they have low levels of heart disease with a diet rich in olive oil, whole grains, seafood, and lots of fresh fruits and veggies, even though there is also a lot of cheese and other foods known for cholesterol and saturated fat.

    I think that the main unhealthy thing about frying is not the act of frying in and of itself, but of using lard and beef tallow (animal fats contain cholesterol, while plant fats do not) as the frying agent instead of olive oil, sunflower seed oil, or other monosaturated or polyunsaturated oils.
     
  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I am SO craving fried mozz and some deep fried buffalo wings now,.... :lol:
    Aint funny, i AM! :hit
     
  10. ChicksterJo

    ChicksterJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will have to say that virgin cold-pressed coconut oil is better than extra v. olive oil. Try it for frying :)
     

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