An air fryer is a new kitchen appliance that can help bring the taste of fried foods, but in a healthy way! Air fryers use minimal amounts of oil to fry foods. They create a maillard effect, This is what causes the food to change color and the flavor to change. This is a simple alternative to bring in “fried” foods with lower amounts of fat and calories. As mentioned above, a minimal amount of oil is used to fry the foods (about 1 tablespoon to be exact.) This decrease in oil can reduce the amount of fat in this type of fried food by at least 75%.
It is important to remember that although it may be a healthier alternative, a fried food is still a fired food. If you do opt for the air fryer, you should still keep the fried foods to a minimum.
Secret: Regular deep fried foods contain a harmful compound named acrylamide. This compound has been known to aide in the development of kidney, endometrial, and ovarian cancers.