If You Don’t Own an Air Fryer, You’ll Want One After Reading This

Air fryers have become very popular over the last few years. They are used widely, from households to restaurants. If you, like me, are growing tired of deep-fried food and the implications that it can have on your health, then an air-fryer may well be an investment well made. If you do not know anything about air-fryers but would like to, then you have found the right page, for we will tell you everything that you could ever need to know about air-fryers right here on this page.

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Yes, in this article, as our title and introductory paragraph suggest, we are going to tell you everything that there is for you to know about air-fryers and all of the health benefits that these handy countertop devices can have for you.

If you do not own an air fryer, by the end of this article we are confident you will want one.

What are Air Fryers?

Air fryers are, simply, countertop convection ovens. These sleekly designed, efficient, and effective devices are a wonderful addition to any kitchen. By utilizing the Maillard reaction, food is fried without the need for large quantities of oil. The food will be browned, crisp, and delicious. Any food item that can be deep-fried can be air-fried, thus meaning one no longer needs to indulge in fatty, salty, and harmful deep-fried food. It also means you can make fried food without your house stinking like burnt oil and grease (that’s a win for me!) An air fryer’s fan circulates hot air, which according to the kitchen experts from creates deliciously crisp and browned food. What’s not to like?

The Health Benefits of Air Fryers

Air fryers do not only have a number of practical benefits, but they have a number of health benefits, too. If you want to still enjoy crisp, delicious food, but do you want to suffer from the health problems that can arise from deep-fried food, then air fryers could definitely be the option for you. Here are a few health benefits of air fryers:

1. Healthier Attitude

Using an air fryer, to start with will help you to cultivate a healthier attitude toward the food that you eat. As you begin to eat fewer and fewer deep-fried foods, you will begin to relish in your newfound attitude. As you develop a healthier attitude, you will likely begin incorporating more and more healthier foods into your diet, which can do nothing but good. Having a healthier attitude to the food that you eat can benefit you no end and can help you to extend your life, improve your attitude, and have a better time!

2. Reduced Risk of Disease

When you begin to eat a lot of deep-fried foods – as many do – you increase your chances of developing a number of diseases, one being heart disease. Deep-fried foods carry considerable risk, due to their high fat and salt content, and due to the chemicals produced by the frying process (which we will discuss later, fear not). When you cut deep-fried foods out of your diet, you give yourself a better chance at avoiding harmful and dangerous diseases. Reducing your risk of heart disease is something that can benefit you no end and does not need to be explained.
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3. Chemicals

Chemicals can be produced when certain foods are fried at high heat. Some of the chemicals that can be produced when you deep-fry foods can cause cancers such as ovarian, liver, and pancreatic. While you cannot say that you will never get cancer by cutting deep-fried foods out of your diet, you can say you are less likely to get it, again assuming you make other healthy choices. The chemicals that can be produced by deep-fried foods can be very harmful and quite dangerous. It is definitely a good idea to omit deep-fried food from your diet and opt for air-fried food for this reason.

4. Safety

It should come as no surprise that operating a deep-fat fryer comes with great risk. Many people have been severely injured operating deep-fat fryers. Some have been scalded, scarred, blinded, and seriously hurt. Air fryers, however, are much safer to operate and can be operated by anyone. With that said, children should never operate any cooking utensils – but other than children that can be freely and safely enjoyed. Air fryers come with much lower risk and are very straightforward to use, meaning you do not need to risk seriously hurting yourself.

In this article, we hope to have explained what an air fryer is, as well as the health benefits that using an air fryer can bring. Air fryers are, without a doubt, a great way for you to live a healthier life, and by now, you should want one too! Thanks for reading, folks.

Susan Harris

By Susan Harris

Susan Harris is the owner of Rooted Mama Health. She is the mother to two amazing children and wife of a loving husband. She strives to provide the world with all the information they need to live a happy and health lifestyle.