Frequent use of air fryer can cause cancer?

In recent years, more and more people have begun to use air fryer, which is also an indispensable tool for frying various delicacies. Fried chicken legs, fried pork ribs, fried chicken chops, and French fries can be grilled to some extent.

It is precisely because air fryer is so popular, there is a news on the Internet that long-term use of air fryer can cause cancer. Is this not credible?

As the misleading on the Internet has gradually deepened, many people believe that it is true, so let’s take a closer look at what is going on now? People who once said that air fryer is carcinogenic are nothing more than questioning the principle of air fryer.

Compared with traditional frying methods, the air fryer consumes very little vegetable oil, and some products can cook deliciously without oil, such as various meats with their own fat, such as chicken, beef, lamb, pork, Seafood etc.

If it is a vegetable with less fat content, you can also add a small amount of oil and deep-fry it. In the frying process of these foods, the principle used is the “high-speed air circulation technology”, which mainly uses the equipment to circulate the air in the pot and remove the water from the food.

In the end, it will achieve the goal of golden and crispy surface, which not only saves the time of traditional cooking, but also allows everyone to eat the same deliciousness. Why not do it.

In contrast, in related reports, it is mentioned that the food cooked in an air fryer caused the Class 2A carcinogen acrylamide to exceed the standard, and it was said that it was carcinogenic.

Is acrylamide a carcinogen?

Indeed, the International Cancer Agency of the United Nations World Health Organization lists acrylamide as a Class 2A carcinogen. But the real situation is that regardless of the air fryer or the traditional cooking method, because of high-temperature frying and grilling, acrylamide may appear even in stir-frying dishes.

The survey found that only foods rich in carbohydrates are prone to produce varying degrees of acrylamide after being deep-fried at high temperatures. However, everyone should not be too scared, because it is a category 2A carcinogen, which can be proved to be carcinogenic in animal experiments, but there is no conclusion in human experiments.

On the contrary, the air fryer is relatively healthy:

On the basis of reducing oil discharge, at least the temperature is controllable. Under normal circumstances, it is easy to produce carcinogens when the temperature exceeds 200 degrees Celsius. Therefore, if you want to eat fried food, it is very convenient to have an air fryer at home.

However, for health considerations, fried foods have many potential threats after all. They are prone to obesity, increase the probability of chronic diseases, thick blood, clogged blood vessels, etc. It is recommended that everyone eat less, eat less, original food Don’t have a taste.

Post time: Jun-29-2021