|Why Are They Bad For You?
Eating a diet high in fats such as deep-fried or breaded foods, puts you at a greater risk for high blood cholesterol and heart disease. Diets high in saturated fat and cholesterol tend to raise total blood cholesterol and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, known as the bad cholesterol. LDL cholesterol clogs your arteries, overtime, can lead to a heart attack or stroke. When you fry foods that already contain saturated fat, such as chicken, you simply add more fat to them.
There are several actions you can take to reduce your risk of heart disease including:
Steps to Having a Healthier Heart
For More Information
For healthier food preparation methods and other nutrition tips, visit the American Heart Association Nutrition Center.