Robin asked how to fry food properly. I think that is in reference to my statement in my first post that I can eat fried food as long as it is prepared properly. Well, that simply means that it isn't fried in hydrogenated fats. Other than that, I don't know. I don't fry a lot either. I know that you can find a lot of information about oils. Some of them, like peanut oil, are better for frying because they have a higher smoke point.
I think I've answered the rest of the questions. Oh, Monday asked if Splenda is made from sugar. I guess so. That's what they say. I've also heard that they use chlorine gas in the processing of it or something like that. yuck.
Now, the disclaimer: I don't necessarily know what I'm talking about. Just keep that in mind, ok. I am sharing things I've learned either through experience, research or from the nutritionist I used to go to before we moved. I'm also sharing a lot of plain old opinion. If something I say interests you, do your own research, ask a nutritionist, or ask your doctor. Or just take my word for it if you want, but please, remember, I don't necessarily know what I'm talking about.
Healthy living is a very subjective thing. Someone will tell me they eat healthy, but they will eat things that I won't and they shun things that I think are fine. So if we differ, fine! We can all share our thoughts and maybe I'll learn something new from you.
My basic food philosophy is this: the food that God made for us to eat is good. Food that man has manipulated or tainted is not good. I don't agree with the scientist people that saturated fat is bad for you. Yeh, yeh, I know they've done studies. They can prove anything with a study. I don't put much stock in studies. But I do know that God talks about eating the fat as if it's a good thing. I'm going with that.
Jesus is the Bread of Life. So, my guess is that bread isn't bad for us. The bread in that day was different than what we eat now, however, so we might give that some thought. I believe in good carbs, not in low carb.
So, I eat red meat, dairy products, including butter, and potatoes, rice and pasta! I don't eat bread but that's for another reason that I will get to later. Something that probably doesn't affect you, but I'll talk about it anyway.
Moderation is the key.
I can be more specific, and will be, in other posts. But that's it in a nutshell.