Online article slams fried foods for inflammation

A health & fitness site's article about "inflammation-causing" foods claims that fried foods (ALL?) are bad for you because they contain "loads of saturated fat."


Most foods are NOT fried in fats that are high in saturated fat, even deep-fried foods. More typically, they are fried in vegetable oils with a high smoke point (meaning they don't burn at high temperature), including canola, safflower and peanut oils, which are fairly low in saturated fat. The fat in a typical order of deep-fried shrimp is about 63% monounsaturated and only 20% saturated.

The same article later calls safflower oil "inflammation-causing" for being high in Omega-6 fats. Umm... actually, it is mostly monounsaturated. Omega-6 fats are polyunsaturated fatty acids, not monounsaturated. Safflower has a similar fat profile to olive oil, which the article says is a better oil (it definitely isn't, at least for frying).


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