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Want to Live Longer? Put the Fries Down

It's the frying and the salt that's the problem

(Newser) - Potatoes are a relatively healthy vegetable, packed with enough fiber, vitamins, and micronutrients to "counterbalance the detrimental effects of their high glycemic index," researchers note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . Unfortunately, it is what we do to them before we eat them that drains all the... More »

It's Crazy How Bad Southern Food Is for Your Heart

Study: Southern-style diet raises heart attack risk by 56%

(Newser) - Fried chicken and gravy is delicious, but it's also dangerous for your heart. That alone might seem to come from the Department of the Obvious, but just how dangerous a Southern-style diet can be might surprise you: Researchers at the University of Alabama say it can boost a person'... More »

Eat These 7 'Unhealthy' Foods

They can actually be good for you: Katherine Tallmadge

(Newser) - If you religiously stay away from eggs (cholesterol!), wheat (gluten!), potatoes (carbs!), and the like, dietitian and author Katherine Tallmadge has good news for you. On LiveScience , she outlines seven foods typically seen as "bad" that, in her opinion, you should actually be eating:
  • Eggs: Consider
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Want to Age Well? Don't Eat Like an American

Study finds Western diet doesn't promote ideal aging

(Newser) - Doctors have long told us that the Western diet—fried foods, processed foods, red meat, white bread, dairy, and plenty of sugar—is unhealthy, and now they have numbers to back it up. Researchers studied 5,350 British adults with a mean age of 51 who were followed for an... More »

Sorry, USDA Employees: No More Deep-Fried Lunch

Cafeterias will adhere more closely to USDA's dietary guidelines

(Newser) - For years, the USDA has been giving Americans dietary guidelines—and now USDA workers will have to start living by those guidelines, at least during lunchtime. The cafeterias at the Agriculture Department's DC headquarters have gotten a makeover, and the most headline-worthy change is that the deep fryers have... More »

Mars Inc: We Do Not Endorse Fried Mars Bars

Because they're too ... unhealthy

(Newser) - The next time you bite into a deep-fried Mars bar, you should know that the Mars candy company does not endorse the unhealthy lifestyle choice you are making. That's right, Mars actually wrote to the Scottish pub that says it was the first to fry the candy bar, in... More »

Fried Food Doesn't Cause Heart Attacks

...Assuming it's fried in olive oil or sunflower oil

(Newser) - Good news grease lovers: Fry your food right, and you might not die of a heart attack after all. A new study in the British Medical Journal has upended conventional wisdom by finding no correlation between how often participants ate fried foods and how likely they were to develop heart... More »

The Latest Culinary Horror: Fried Kool-Aid

Because whatever is bad for us in liquid form is better in fried form

(Newser) - Maybe we've all been drinking the Kool-Aid too much, so it could be time to just plain deep fry it. That's the latest culinary monstrosity to grace San Diego's county fair, a longtime scene of gastric debauchery, writes Melissa Bell for the Washington Post. Seems "Chicken”... More »

Texan Chef Cooks Up Deep-Fried Beer

Beer and pretzel dough, together at last

(Newser) - Food scientists told him it couldn't be done, but after much experimenting Texas chef Mark Zable proved them wrong and invented deep-fried beer. His ravioli-like creation, to be unveiled at the Texas State Fair, contains beer inside a pocket of pretzel dough. The beer remains alcoholic after the frying, and... More »

Deep-Fried Butter Awaits Texas Fair-Goers, Cardiologists

(Newser) - Warning: Just reading this article may clog your arteries. The man who brought the world such delicacies as "Texas Fried Cookie Dough" and "Fried Coke" has devised an even more over-the-top, uh, food: deep-fried butter. It’s making its debut at the State Fair of Texas as part... More »

Those Greasy Burgers Don't Fool Us, Barack

Dowd to prez: Stop pretending you like junk food and eat healthy

(Newser) - He might take his veep out for a burger once in a while, but Barack Obama is a health nut—so much so, notes Maureen Dowd, that when he and Michelle had dinner in New York "he managed the impossible feat of nibbling only one French fry." For... More »

'Healthy' Fast Food Eaters Mull the Salad, Buy the Fried

Companies like KFC know how to play to customers' cravings

(Newser) - KFC's grilled chicken giveaway may have been a bust, but the company actually got what it wanted—luring health-conscious eaters back to the franchise, argues Steve Almond in the Washington Post. The chicken chain's CEO appeared on Oprah to apologize for pulling the plug on the offer, yet "his... More »

Western Diet Hits Heart Health Globally

Meat, fat, salt increase heart risk 35%

(Newser) - If you eat meat, fried foods, and salty snacks, you're at a significantly higher risk of heart attack regardless of where you live, according to a new Canadian study. The Western diet increases heart attack risk by 35%, while a diet rich in vegetables and fiber cuts that risk by... More »

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