I am 32 years old. I take two eggs every day and the kids, one every day. I fry more than cook. My question is, between frying and cooking, which is less harmful?
Ngozi (by SMS)
Frying, including deep-frying, pan-frying and stir-frying, involves the use of added fat that browns the food. Deep-frying and pan-frying both involve submerging food in hot oil, while stir-frying uses a small amount of added oil and high heat to quickly cook foods. Deep-frying and pan-frying are less healthy than cooking because they lead to a high absorption of added fat and the loss of some vitamins in the food which would have been preserved during cooking. Therefore as much as it is possible, cooking food items is healthier than frying them.