In Other News: Deep-Frying Vegetables Makes Them Healthier?

| January 28, 2016
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We’re not putting too much stock in this study. But any time scientists tell us to eat MORE fried food, we’ll at least listen to their argument.

Researchers at the University of Grenada in Spain just released a new study that found vegetables are more nutritious when they’ve been DEEP-FRIED. You have to use extra virgin olive oil though. Other types of oil probably don’t give you the same benefits.

It has to do with antioxidants called phenolic compounds, which can help prevent cancer and other diseases. And they occur naturally in vegetables, so you’re getting them no matter what.

But apparently olive oil is LOADED with them. So when you deep-fry vegetables in it, they absorb even more.

But deep-frying them in ANY type of oil ups the number of calories big time. So if you’re trying to lose weight, you should probably stick with steamed vegetables. But if all you care about are the antioxidants, fry away.

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