The question that probably troubles you the most if you are thinking about buying an air fryer is probably this – are air fryers good for you? Well, the easiest answer that I can provide for you is – yes, they are. However, there are many reasons why you should buy them over, for example, deep fryers and the health is not the main advantage that makes air fryers a better option. Furthermore, there are a lot of other things that you should ask before buying this product. But for now, let’s just focus on the issue of health benefits that air fryers provide.
Understand the mechanism behind air fryers
Air fryers do not use oil in order to fry food – this fact probably makes you wonder how it is done and how come that less oil means more health. First of all, the technology used to fry food in this kind of fryer is somewhat revolutionary and it involves hot air that circles around while the food is inside. After circling in the fryer for a while, the hot air will evoke the natural dose of oil from the food which will eventually fry that food. There are, of course, numerous buttons and knobs which you can use to adjust the temperature of the air and all the other details needed to fry your food flawlessly.
Most of the food that is being fried contains that kind of natural oil within them which is not only enough for frying food but also contains certain healthy ingredients that, if used in normal dose, can even be healthy.
Let’s take the famous example of French fries – they are said to be high when it comes to number of calories, but the potato itself is not that much oily. The thing is – the natural grease that potatoes in general contain is enough to make the French fries as tasty as if they were fried in a deep fryer. Therefore, you will be eating food that is both oily and healthy and you will not even notice the difference.
Now that you have a general idea about how air fryers function, it is time to ask yourself that famous question that everybody does when they hear about air fryers.
Air fryers? Are they healthy?
After the explanation about the process that takes place inside the air fryer you can experiment with other suitable food and taste yourself. Just by reducing oil by 80% in comparison to the deep fryer, your health will improve in several ways.
First of all, you will reduce the risk of having high blood pressure. Food with a lot of calories is said to be the main cause for high blood pressure worldwide. Eating too much of fried food is maybe the first image that pops up inside every doctor’s mind when this health issue is mentioned. You have a chance to avoid going to the doctor every month, take several kinds of pills a day and stressing yourself when checking the blood pressure only by buying air fryer.
The second most important thing – no obesity. But seriously, obesity is the #1 problem in the US and it is slowly starting to be a problem in all the western countries. Therefore, to avoid it and still be able to enjoy the fried food you must come up with a solution that will remove all the unnecessary stuff from your fried food – air fryer.
Thirdly, the food that you eat is eventually going to become healthier, since using air fryer frequently means experimenting with it and frying new stuff in there. In other words, recipes that you can find on the internet and include air frying are most likely to become a regular part of your diet.
To sum up
Before you ask your self “How healthy are air fryers ?”, consider the problems that arose in the past before they didn’t exist. The only way to make sure about my claims is to actually visit someone who has an air fryer (and someone who has a deep fryer, for comparison purpose) and make sure that the health benefits that air fryers have indeed have an impact on everyday lives of people who own it.