Fried food is delicious, but it comes with baggage ― studies have shown that it can increase your risk of heart disease and stroke. Ever since air fryers have been elevated to “must-have home appliance” status, it’s been easier than ever to eat veggies, fish and meat that taste like they’ve been deep fried.
But are we fooling ourselves? Is air frying actually healthy? We spoke to registered dietitians from around the country to find out.
Let’s not minimize the miracle that is air frying: It’s having your (funnel) cake and eating it too. “Air fryers are one of the best ways to get the same texture and taste of fried foods without the unhealthiness that comes along with them,” registered dietician nutritionist (RDN) Bansari Acharya said. “It preserves the nutrients in the food items, as it doesn’t expose it to hot oils. It also reduces the amount