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Old 11-11-2022, 09:06 AM
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Here is what's so bad about fried potatoes - https://www.signaturemedicalgroup.co...s-bad-for-you/
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Old 11-11-2022, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Deadly without a doubt. I don't even think there's an apologist who would disagree.
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Old 11-11-2022, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Here is what's so bad about fried potatoes - https://www.signaturemedicalgroup.co...s-bad-for-you/
Well that blames it on cooking oil. So if you eliminate the cooking oil it wouldn't be a problem.
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Old 11-11-2022, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Potatoes can be a healthy part of our diets...just depends on how you prepare them. We often slice baby new potatoes and mix them with a tiny bit of olive oil, season them with herbs, and roast them. They do get crispy on the outside and stay soft on the inside. Very yum.

But deep-fried or baked potatoes or mashed swimming in butter and sour cream--not so good for us.

Deep fried anything is not the best thing for our arteries/heart.

And it's easy enough to look up the nutrition profiles of all the oils we can use. Some are fine; some are dangerous.

-We need the good fats in our diets.
-We need complex carbs in our diets.
-We need fiber in our diets.
-We need pure water in our diets.

The best diet comes from whole foods which are un-processed or lightly processed. The more ingredients on the package label means highly processed.

Excuse me while I go eat an orange. A whole orange. No added stuff. One single ingredient. I will have to peel it though...
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Old 11-11-2022, 09:43 AM
 
Location: East TN
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Just idle curiosity...but my question is whether one of our national favorite meals--cheeseburger, French fries, soda--has the worst health/nutritional outcomes for our well-being?

I wonder how this meal compares with other nations' favorite meals??
That's certainly not my favorite meal. Did someone take a national survey and determine that this is our "national favorite"?
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Old 11-11-2022, 09:48 AM
 
Location: East TN
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What is so bad about hash browns? The hash browns themselfs or the olive oil? I have read that you should not use oil with hash browns, but I'm not sure how to brown them with no oil. The netrition value doesn't look bad. The carbs are 16 grams, 5%.

What is kind of scaring me is that I'm looking at the nutrition facts for my eggs. The cholesterol in one egg is 185mg 62%. Yikes the two eggs is 124%. I don't like that.
Use an air fryer, no oil needed.
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Old 11-11-2022, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Use an air fryer, no oil needed.
That's an excellent idea. Thanks.
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Old 11-11-2022, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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[quote=TheShadow;64433875]That's certainly not my favorite meal. Did someone take a national survey and determine that this is our "national favorite"?[/QUOTE

No, not at all. Just my observation of the ever increasing number of burger joints growing like a fungus on our national landscape.

Some one is chowing down on all those burgers, eating all those fries, and drinking all those sodas and milkshakes or they wouldn't be proliferating...

FYI, here's some fascinating info on the growth of burger chains:

https://www.franchisetimes.com/franc...d88e2644d.html
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Old 11-11-2022, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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And at the same time the health care clinics are growing in numbers each year...

A good tip for eating potatoes is to boil them, let them cool and then eat them cold (in salads for instance) or reheat them and eat them. It lowers their glycemic index by up to 40% (new study). Only boiling + cooling does this, not baking.
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Old 11-11-2022, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic east coast
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Junk Food = Junk Health.

Simple math.
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