Fry Your Way To Good Health
Gradually, society is moving towards a more health conscious way of living. We have seen an increase in the number of health food vendors in Accra and of course gyms and lifestyle centers keep popping up in just about every corner.
Of course, one cannot rely on the efforts of other people alone to lead a healthy lifestyle and so often, it is in our own kitchens that we lose the battle against healthy living. The way in which we prepare our daily meals goes a long way in the prevention of heart disease, high cholesterol and many other dietary concerns.
Luckily, our sharp minded scientists have come up with a new and brilliant way for us to enjoy fried foods without the high fat and oil content. Air Fryers are the new kitchen appliance vogue and they are helping fried food lovers enjoy their meals as often as possible without the guilt that comes from eating unhealthy.
HOW DO THEY WORK
A mechanical fan circulates the hot air around the food at high speed, cooking the food and producing a crispy layer. By circulating air up to 200 Celsius, this appliance fries several foods like potato chips, chicken, fish or pastries and it uses less oil than a traditional deep fryer.
Most air fryers come with adjustable temperature and timer knobs that allow for more precise cooking. Food is cooked in the cooking basket that sits atop a drip tray.
While most models of air fryers require that the basket be periodically shaken to ensure even cooking throughout, some models incorporate a food agitator that continuously churns the food during the cooking process.
HOW DO YOU BENEFIT?
When using this appliance, it can be clearly seen that it works and it works well. While some models don’t use oil at all, most will need up to 80-percent less oil than your normal fryer. This means that you might be able to cut down the fat and calories by up to 80-percent. This would be a perfect achievement for a health-conscious person who is finding it difficult to give up their favorite fried foods.
Another major advantage of buying an air fryer is the ease of cleaning and maintaining the appliance. Most parts of this home appliance are removable and dishwasher-safe. This means that you no longer have to use up too much of your time to scrape the pan and work hard to make sure everything is clean!
Remember when you used to make French fries or fry some chicken, it used to be frightening when you were about to throw the items into an oil-filled fryer that was sufficiently hot to burn your skin? Most people will have burned their skin at some point in their life while carrying out this task! An air fryer will be completely opposite to this and completely safe to use at home! There will not be any spillage of oil as the air is the element that does all the frying.
Normally when cooking, we need a wide range of home appliances for various jobs. For example, you will probably have a grill, an oven alongside a fryer. An air fryer is the only appliance you’ll probably need because it seems to be capable of doing all of these jobs and all as a healthier version of the separate appliances. Once you test an air fryer out, you will realize that you can also bake, grill and roast food with this appliance. In this case, you can definitely consider it to be a multi-purpose air cooker!
Let’s be honest, for new dieters and health conscious individuals, it is hard to push oneself to go to the gym every day and make every meal a healthy one. The first step is always the hardest and at least, with a handy air fryer ensuring that you are able to cut down on your fat content, the first step has been made so much easier.
Do not hesitate to take up the healthy eating mantle and run with it!