Study suggests deep-frying vegetables may lower the risk of diabetes

Deep Frying Vegetables Might Actually Be Good For You
Love deep-fried foods but you're trying to eat healthier? Well, according to a recent Spanish study, you can do both at the same time. It might sound too good to be true, but apparently, deep-frying your vegetables actually makes them MORE healthy than if you were to boil them or eat them raw.

The study, published in Food Chemistry, claims that deep-frying vegetables in virgin olive oil has hidden benefits you were most likely blind to. Here's the thing -- when vegetables are deep-fried, phenols and antioxidants already present in the olive oil are then transferred from the oil to the veggies. This boosts the healthy compounds in the veggies themselves. Pretty awesome, right? We think so too!

SEE ALSO: Study suggests drinking soda piles on fat around internal organs

The study looked at fat, total phenols and the antioxidant capacity of the vegetables before and after cooking, plus more! Here are a few of the highlights:
  • Vegetables prepared with olive oil contained phenols not identified in the raw forms.
  • The vegetables were enriched with olive oil phenols transferred from the oil.
  • The antioxidant capacity of the vegetables increased more when prepared only in oil.
Photo: Getty

And the best part is, these antioxidants are highly important in reducing the risk of cancer and type 2 diabetes, The Daily Meal reports. Talk about a win, win!

Click through below for more healthy snacks:
Healthy Snacks
See Gallery
Study suggests deep-frying vegetables may lower the risk of diabetes

Plain Greek yogurt

(Photo: AD_Photo)

Almond Butter

(Photo: Getty Images)


(Photo: Getty Images)

Hard Boiled Eggs

(Photo: Shutterstock)


(Photo: Getty Images)


(Photo: Monkey Business Images)

Cottage cheese

(Photo: Shutterstock)

Turkey jerky

(Photo: Shutterstock)

Kale Chips

(Photo: SandraKim)


(Photo: Alamy)


(Photo: hrk422)


(Photo: Getty Images)


(Photo: Getty Images)

Pumpkin seeds

(Photo: Getty Images)

Dark chocolate

(Photo: Shutterstock)


More health and wellness:
16 superfoods with surprising health benefits
Sleep better after these 4 evening yoga poses
Eating cheese may help kill cancer cells, according to new study
Read Full Story

Sign up for the Best Bites by AOL newsletter to get the most delicious recipes and hottest food trends delivered straight to your inbox every day.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.