Are Air Fryers a Healthier Way to Prepare Your Food?

In a world focused on calorie consumption and step counting, there has been a lot of hullabaloo about Air fryers and the benefit they may have when preparing food.

Air fryers claim to help lower the fat content in foods we would normally steer clear because of their high fat content such as french fries, chicken fingers and egg rolls.

So, how does an air fryer work?

According to, an air fryer is a kitchen appliance used to prepare food. It works by circulating hot air that contains fine oil droplets around the food to produce a crunchy, crispy exterior.

Air fryers are publicized as a healthy alternative to deep fried foods because it does not completely submerging the food in oil,  it only utilizes one tablespoon of oil.

Some pros to air fryers are:

  • They significantly reduce overall calorie intake
  • They are time efficient in that they cook the item quicker
  • There is an easy clean up

The cons of air frying:

  • Consumers can be misled into thinking they can healthy and eat fried food everyday
  • Air frying produces high temperatures at a very fast rate making it more likely to burn your food
  • Air fryers are small and not conducive to feeding a large family

Flushing Hospital Medical Center is committed to bringing you healthy alternatives to your lifestyle. Although we are not endorsing air fryers, anything that lowers the risk of high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity are worth having a healthy discussion about.

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