10 Negative Health Effects of Eating Fried Foods

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I am sure there is no one out there who is not fond of fried foods. They are unusually tempting. French fries, wafers, fried chicken, deep oil grilled meat etc the list is too long. With such a huge variety, it is next to impossible to avoid these notorious foodstuffs. With such a fast paced life, at times there is no option but to go for the fried and processed, ready to eat items available in the market. Its actually a hit these days. If you talk about a nation like India, almost everything snack to be fried. The normal meals too here are very oily. Do you ever wonder, what sort of impact this has on you body? You might have heard that “your food makes you.” Then what does all that oil make you? Well it makes you sick; very very sick. The list is actually pretty long but the following are the 10 Negative Health Effects of Eating Fried Foods.


10. Acne



This is probably the most common negative impact of eating fried foods. All the acne prone people who are fed up of their skin eruptions, try curbing your fat intake a little. You will see the difference yourself. Excess of fried food intake disturbs your body’s normal metabolism. Acne develop when the there is excessive sebum production on the skin. Too much of fried foods over activate the sebaceous glands. They start secreting way more than required which ultimately blocks the skin causing eruptions.

9. Obesity


Well you don’t need to be an Einstein to know that fried foods make you fat, really very fat. Our body is designed to store fat. Fat is a precious source of energy for the body. But nothing is good when in excess. When you consume a lot of fried food, the body stores more and more of the incoming fat. Thus your body receives more and utilizes less. With all that piled up fat, you start looking bulkier and heavier. Fried foods make you obese and obesity in turn is the root cause of many ailments. So you should be careful with your fat intake.


8. Diabetes


I don’t blame you if you are of the opinion that only sugars can lead to diabetes. That is the most common misconception. Type II Diabetes is when your body is unable to produce sufficient amount of insulin to deal with the sugars. When this happens, you are advised to monitor your sugar intake. But the fat which you intake, is also broken down to yield sugars within the body. Therefore, too much of fried foods can alter your sugar level as well. Hence monitor your fat intake as well if you want to avoid diabetes.


7. Blood Pressure


One of the major health problem these days is blood pressure. A high blood pressure can be very risky. When we talk about fried foods, it is basically too much of oil, salt, spices, at times preservatives etc. Excess of fat starts appearing in your blood making it denser than normal. This gives your heart a hard time to pump it to through the body. Secondly all that salt which contains Sodium, exerts extra pressure on the heart to pump more, It even leads to water retention which further aggravates your heart. This increase your blood pressure and if not controlled this can lead to heart attacks.


6. Irritable Bowel syndrome


Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is basically a gastric problem where in the a person suffers from abdominal pain and change of bowel movements. Let me ask you this- after a meal rich in oil have you suffered from diarrhea or vomiting? This s a symptom of IBS. It is not always related to fried foods but yes it is definitely one of the reasons. At times too much of fried food gives you constipation. This is also a symptom of IBS. If this happens with you regularly, then you better avoid oily food. Oil is a disaster for people with weak digestion. Once you develop IBS, you have to be on strict diet control for almost forever. So it is better to curb your fat intake now.


5. Arteriosclerosis


arteriosclerosis is the disease wherein your arteries or veins are blocked- partially or fully. The reason behind this is too much of cholesterol in the blood. The floating cholesterol settles down in your blood vessels and slowly and gradually blocks it. Then, that part of the body does not get the required amount of Oxygen and nutrients. If this happens in a major organ then it can cause organ failure. Cholesterol comes from fatty acids in the oil. So curb you fried food intake which is full of hazardous oil. Once the artery is completely blocked then you have to go through a Bypass surgery.


4. Lethargic


Lethargic is the state where in you feel lazy, deprived of energy. even when you want to do something you feel low and inadequate. This is also an outcome of excess of fat intake. When there is too much of fat in the blood its Oxygen carrying capacity is decreased. Your body does not get the amount of O2 it needs to perform well. With insufficient O2 the cell cycle and its functioning its disturbed. Thus you have lesser energy and lesser concentration to do anything. Fried foods can make you lethargic in a few days.


3. Gastritis


To put in simply, gastritis is the inflammation of the gastric lining. Now again, fried food is not the only cause of gastritis but it is one of them. Your gastric lining releases a lot of enzymes and chemicals to complete your process of digestion. Too much of fat in the food, firstly puts a lot of work load on your digestive organs. Secondly the fat content stays in your gut longer than other contents. This causes inflammation o the outer lining which is painful and disturbs your digestive system badly.


2. Heartburn


Heartburn is very commonly called as acidity by people. This is the actually acid reflux from the stomach back to the oesophagus which is the upper part of your GIT. The fried foods stay in the gut for longer as it takes a lot of time to break them down. Thus the esophageal sphincter opens late. The acid production rises and instead of going down the track, it starts pushing the content upwards as the sphincter is closed. This causes a terrible burning sensation in the mid chest region. It can even lead to vomiting.


1. Prostate Cancer


Recent studies have proved that oily food stuffs can aggravate your chances of prostate cancer. The food when fried in hot oil, undergoes a lot of chemical changes, Some of the chemicals can be carcinogenic. Also, the oil once boiled, becomes a potent carcinogen. Reusing the same oil for frying is a very risky practices. Studies have revealed that men who consume fried foods 2 to 3 times a week are 30 to 37% more prone to prostate cancer.


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