Benefits of Using an Air Fryer

Benefits of Using an Air Fryer

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You should still limit the amount of fried food that you consume but there are some benefits if you're needing something quick and tasty for dinner.

Benefits of Using an Air Fryer:

  1. Easy to clean. It only takes minimal effort to clean an air fryer compared with deep fryers.
  2. Easy to use. Just set it and forget it. Easy, peasy lemon squeezy.
  3. Safe to use. Deep-frying foods involves heating a large container full of scalding oil. This can pose a safety risk. While air fryers do get hot, there is no risk of spilling, splashing, or accidentally touching hot oil. People should use frying machines carefully and follow instructions to ensure safety.
  4. Healthier meals. It cuts calories by 70% to 80% and has a lot less fat. This cooking method might also cut down on some of the other harmful effects of oil frying. Cooking with oil and consuming traditional fried foods regularly has links to many adverse health conditions. Replacing deep frying with other cooking methods can reduce a person’s risk of these complications
  5. Doesn't take up much space. More counter space for the other goodies! 
  6. You can air fry our meals! One of the best ways to reheat our meals is in an air fryer which will reheat the food without making it soggy

Using air fryers can promote weight loss. A higher intake of fried foods has direct links with higher obesity risk. This is because deep fried foods tend to be high in fat and calories. Switching from deep-fried foods to air-fried foods and reducing regular intake of unhealthful oils can promote weight loss.

How do Air Fryers Work? 

Air fryers work by circulating hot air around a food item to create the same crispiness as in traditional fried foods. Air fryers accomplish this by removing high-fat and high-calorie oils from the cooking process. By using just 1 tablespoon of cooking oil rather than multiple cups, a person can produce similar results as they would with a deep fryer with a fraction of the fat and calories. Researchers state air fryers use heated air that contains fine oil droplets to take the moisture out of the foods. The result is a product that has similar characteristics to fried foods, though with significantly lower levels of fat. - check out this link for some additional info
***Beside the air fryer...other cooking options include oven roasting, grilling, baking, and pan-searing foods. Maintaining a variety of foods and cooking methods will help people obtain a more healthful diet. So switch it up and have fun! 

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