Fried foods and fats (part II of III)
Last updated 4/19/2007 at Noon
Fried foods carry dangers other than those from acrylamide, as we spoke of last week. These foods are often high in fat and salt content and low in fiber and calcium content. These unhealthy, processed foods contribute to the increased prevalence of obesity and chronic disease among Americans.
The frequency of consuming these products also decreases the frequency with which Americans consume whole grains, fruits and vegetables, causing a deficiency in fiber intake. High-fat diets also tend to lack the complex carbohydrates that are typically high in fiber. Fiber is associated with lower ch...