Q: Are stir fries healthy?

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Q: Are stir fries healthy?

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Stir-frying is an excellent way to prepare a healthy meal. In addition to encouraging vegetable consumption, they require very little fat to get a delicious result. The technique is fairly straightforward. A small amount of oil is used at high temperatures to quickly sear the food. Additional flavourings such as salt-reduced soy sauce, oyster sauce, garlic, chilli and ginger can be used to help bring the dish to life. Vegetable sizzlers or vegetable skewers can also be eaten with interesting dips

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Eating stir-fries can help you lose weight if they have low energy density, which is the amount of calories per volume of food. … Foods like vegetables that are high in water and fiber have low energy density, so make your meal healthy by adding a lot of vegetables to your stir fry.

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It may seem like a healthy option, but cooking a stir-fry could be bad for health because it shoots microscopic particles of fat into the air, which may be hazardous if inhaled, scientists have warned.

Researchers at Texas Tech University and Utah State University heated up oil in a frying pan and then recorded what happened when droplets of water were added.

They found the results were ‘dramatic’ with the water causing the fat to explode, sending tiny oil droplets into the air, which are ‘inhalable and potentially hazardous.’

The scientists say foods like chicken, or Chinese stir frys, may be the worst culprits for spraying oil into the air because poultry and vegetables contain large quantities of water.

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