Sunday, January 29, 2012

Fried Food NOT Bad For You???

A recent study in the British Medical Journal online ( finds that eating foods that were fried in either olive or sunflower oil is not linked to heart disease or premature death.  

In a Mediterranean country where olive and sunflower oils are the most commonly used fats for frying, and where large amounts of fried foods are consumed both at and away from home, no association was observed between fried food consumption and the risk of coronary heart disease or death.

The study was authored by Professor Pilar Guallar-Castillion from Autonomous University of Madrid, surveyed the cooking methods of over 40,000 adulsts from age 29-59 over the course of 11 years. this flies in the face of common wisdom and I highly suggest you spend a few minutes reading the article yourself. 

Maybe it isn't so much the cooking methods, but what you use for cooking.  But that's for you to decide. Read the article before you make any changes to your diet. Click here to read more 

'nuff said... 

Dr T

Dr. Narson is a 2-term past president of the Florida Chiropractic Association’s Council on Sports Injuries, Physical Fitness & Rehabilitation and was honored as the recipient of the coveted Chiropractic Sports Physician of the Year Award in 1999-2000. He practices in Miami Beach, Florida at the Miami Beach Family & Sports Chiropractic Center; A Facility for Natural Sports Medicine.

1 comment:

Jodi Murphy said...

It might be a combination of what you're frying and how you fry it. I can't imagine that anything will make a deep fried oreo more healthy. But maybe drying vegetables in olive oil is a good alternative to some other fried snacks.