October 7th's Fitness Challenge Friday took Shayne to Nashville, AR. Terrance Allen challenged Shayne to outlast 10 other wrestlers in the Mid-America Sizzlin' Summer Slam. Allen says the organization puts on wrestling shows for small communities in Arkansas, Texas and is hoping to extend it to Louisiana.
In Friday's food tips, we discussed the dangers deep fried foods can cause to your health. Here is an excerpt from thehealthysite.com:
Deep-fried food can lead to heart diseases and cancer
French fries, samosas and onion rings offer little or no nutrition while putting you at a higher risk of health conditions. This is because when you deep fry foods in oil, the high temperature involved in cooking them causes the starch in the food to convert to carcinogens (cancer-causing substances). Exposure to high levels of these carcinogens can lead to heart diseases and cancer. On the other hand, baking requires little or no added oil, thus does not cause any reaction in foods, making them healthier.
Can cause damage to heart, kidneys and lungs
Heating oil at high temperatures and deep frying it with starchy foods can lead to oxidation of oils. The oxidised oils can cause many possible health problems including damage to the heart, kidney and lungs. Consuming oxidised oils can also lead to the increased risk of high blood pressure and atherosclerosis. As baking requires no addition of oils, it does not cause any oxidation. Also read about the right way of using cooking oils.
Promotes obesity, stroke and diabetes
Many deep fried foods, such as the ones found in restaurants and packaged ones, are cooked in partially hydrogenated oils to increase the shelf life of the foods. Consuming these oils can reduce the effectiveness of your immune system and promote obesity, stroke and diabetes.
Frying is a method where the food is submerged in oil at a high temperature. Oil is a saturated fat and is therefore, high in calories. The addition of oil in frying adds to the calorie count of the food. However, baking does not add any additional calories and fats to the foods you cook and is thus, always preferred over frying. To give you an insight, here are the calorie counts of some baked and fried dishes.
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