Actually, it's not that bad. Diets low in fat and cholesterol don't taboo fried foods at all. Moreover, life outside the home is quite difficult to get a menu not fried. Frying is a cooking method most widely applied.
Fried food is preferred because it's delicious and savory than when foodstuffs are cooked in other ways. Cooking oil, in addition to the conduction of heat, also gives the savory flavor thanks to the contained fat.
Because it's delicious, people become to eat fried foods in large quantities. In fact, when satiated with fried foods, they've consumed a lot of calories and fat. Imagine that one tablespoon of cooking oil donates 87 kilocalories and 10 grams of fat.
Eating fried foods doesn't raise cholesterol when did wisely. After all, the body needs fat although it's in limited quantities. All those cooking oils are non-cholesterol. However, the fat in the cooking oil in the market is saturated that'll form the cholesterol in the body after going through a series of metabolic processes.
Eating fried food is okay as long as not too much!
At lunch in the cafeteria or restaurant, when the available menus are only fried foods, it doesn't matter. Just accompany the fried foods with vegetables, such as salad, nodes, stew, stir, or hodgepodge.
If it's possible, before eating fried foods, try to absorb the oil with a tissue. This will reduce the fat intake slightly. Choose thick-cut fried foods, such as meatballs and fried fish or chicken because they less absorb oil than the thin-cut, like tempeh or spinach chips, and prawn crackers. Flour-coated fried foods are also included in absorbing a lot of oil.
When your menu today is fried food, you'd look for the non-fried for tomorrow, such as soup or stew. Eating fried food every other day is certainly more thoughtful than every day.
Frying with coconut or palm oil doesn't matter as long as it's new. When finished frying, drain the fried food until no more oil is dripping and absorb the remaining on groceries with kitchen paper. In this way, the fat in fried foods will be reduced.
Oil should be used for frying as many as two or three times. Avoid waste oil because it'll increase the saturated fat in foods.
Frying tofu and tempeh in a nonstick skillet, of course, is very wise because it doesn't have to use a lot of oil. It just takes patience to flip through food frequently until it's fried evenly. Fire flame should also be smaller or medium.
Other cooking processes no less delicious is sauteing. This process of cooking, especially when using a nonstick skillet, just use little oil or not at all. Use unsaturated oil, such as olive, canola, corn, soybean, or sunflower to reduce saturated fat intake. Set the fire medium.
Ways of eating fried foods wisely:
1. When eating fried protein, don't add other fried foods, such as prawn crackers, tempeh, or tofu. When snacking, avoid fried foods.
2. Try to eat fried foods every other day only.
3. Eating fried chicken is fine, but the crumbs should stay away.
4. Discard the skin on fried chicken because the fat is more.
5. When frying with unsaturated oil not resistant to high temperatures, use low or medium heat.
So, when you commit to a diet low in fat and cholesterol, don't fear of losing your favorite fried foods. However, consume wisely.
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