Fast food has become increasingly popular as load-shedding forces people to look for alternatives to cooking at home. Sadly, South Africans do not have many healthy choices when it comes to finding a quick, affordable meal.
You already know that Pie City bakes all day, every day to ensure the freshest pies, and that we use 100% real ingredients. Do you know all the health benefits of eating a baked item versus something that is deep fried?
Here are some fast facts to help you make healthier choices.
- Baked items contain less fat than food deep-fried in oil. Eating food high in fat can lead to weight gain and heart disease.
- Baked food contains lower calories because it requires no oil to cook. Excessive calorie consumption can lead to obesity and diabetes.
- Baked food typically contains more nutrients, because it is cooked for longer at lower temperatures. Frying at high heat reduces the vitamins and antioxidants in food.
- Baking avoids the formation of harmful trans fats, which are prominent in deep-fried food. Trans fats raise bad cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease.