Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Fried foods are one of the most popular foods among Indonesian people. Not only as a snack, fried foods are usually consumed as an accompaniment to tea, coffee and even heavy meals.
It’s no longer a secret that consuming too much fried food can have a bad impact on your health. According to the official website of the Ministry of Health (Kemenkes RI), eating too much fried food can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
“Food that is coated with flour and fried has a high calorie content. The frying process can reduce the nutritional value of the main ingredients because it will increase the calories and fat content,” wrote the Indonesian Ministry of Health, quoted on Tuesday (21/11/2023).
So, what are the bad health effects that lurk if you eat too much fried food? The following is a summary, based on various sources.
Reporting from the Indonesian Ministry of Health’s website, fried foods contain more calories compared to other foods because they have been proven to absorb the fat found in oil.
Therefore, consuming too much fried food can increase the risk of obesity because the calorie intake absorbed by the body is too high.
In addition, a study published in PubMed Central revealed that the trans fats contained in fried foods can have a significant effect on increasing the risk of obesity. Because trans fats can increase appetite and increase fat storage.
2. Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
A number of studies have found that consuming fried foods can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus.
A 2005 study found that people who consumed fried food more than twice a week had twice the risk of developing insulin resistance compared to those who consumed it less than once a week.
In addition, a study published in the American Journal Clinical Nutrition shows that people who consume four to six portions of fried food a week have a 39 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Then, other research states that someone who consumes fried food seven times per week has a 55 percent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus compared to those who consume less than one portion per week.
3. Heart Disease
According to Healthline, consuming fried foods can cause high blood pressure, reduce HDL cholesterol levels, and obesity, which is a risk factor for heart disease.
Two large observational studies found that the more often people ate fried food, the greater their risk of heart disease. Meanwhile, those who frequently consume fruit and vegetables have a lower risk of heart disease.
Meanwhile, the Indonesian Ministry of Health stated that the cooking oil used for fried foods contains a lot of saturated fat and trans fat, which increases blood cholesterol levels.
“This increase in cholesterol can be the root of various cardiovascular diseases, including coronary heart disease, heart attacks and strokes,” wrote the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
According to 17 studies published by Heart, fried foods have been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks, blocked coronary arteries, failure; heart disease and stroke.
One study that examined 750 thousand people found that people who consumed fried food every day had a 28 percent higher risk of experiencing heart problems. In addition, every 114 grams of fried food can increase the overall risk by three percent.
During the frying process, high temperatures form the substance acrylamide which can increase the risk of cancer. According to the Indonesian Ministry of Health, starchy foods contain higher levels of acrylamide when exposed to high temperatures.
If consumed too much, acrylamide has the potential to cause several types of cancer, one of which is ovarian cancer. Apart from that, the trans fats contained in fried foods can also increase the amount of compounds that cause inflammation in the body.
“This also contributes to an increase in the risk of cancer,” emphasized the Indonesian Ministry of Health.
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