16. Fried foods
Fried meat, chips, or fried anything is the deadliest food you eat every day. What makes the process of frying food unhealthy is that it adds to their total fat and calorie count. This is particularly true for breaded types which soak up more oil.
Fried foods are typically served in restaurants, fast food chains, or even at home. They contain trans fat and saturated fat, and may have too many calories in large servings. Fried foods cause weight gain, obesity, and high cholesterol levels in many individuals. Continue to include them in your diet and you are bound to develop plaques in your arteries that will lead to heart attack and stroke. Fried food also raises cholesterol levels, leaving an individual more likely to have a heart disease.
In 2013, a study published in the Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases shows that eating fried foods more than four times a week increased the risk for obesity compared to eating them just two times or less each week. A CBS News report released in 2013 says that Southern cuisine, which normally incorporates fried foods, increases the risk for stroke by up to 41 percent. It only takes eating six fried meals a week to develop this risk.
There is also an increased chance for developing diabetes with the consumption of fried food. A 2011 study which appeared at Diabetes Care shows that regular consumption of fried foods is associated with greater risks for type 2 diabetes. A more recent study in 2013 shows that women who consumed shallow-fried foods each day were more likely to suffer diabetes than those who ate them less often.
Before you reach out for that fried food, you must also consider its link to cancer. A study published in the Prostate journal in 2013 revealed that eating them even once a week was linked to higher risks for prostate cancer in men.