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I was wondering what would be more beneficial for one's overall health, the giving up of fried food or giving up cheese. Thanks a bunch, Ling.
 

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I'd say it depends on what you're frying, how much of it you're eating, and how you define health.<br><br><br><br>
Veggie tempura would probably be a lot healthier than downing a 12oz block of cheese... but having 8oz of cottage cheese with berries is a lot better than eating a plate of french fries or a bag of chips.<br><br><br><br>
I've said it about 20 times on VB over the years... "everything in moderation" Having a few potato chips isn't unhealthy, nor is having a couple slices of cheese with some whole grain crackers.
 

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I agree with Amy. Lowfat cheeses are high in protein and calcium and low in fat and calories. But too much cheese is very bad - fried foods really have no added nutritional value, but once in a while are fine. Everything in moderation is the best way to go.
 

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You could always give up both. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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i personally would give up the cheese and dairy, since there are more steroids and hormones in dairy, and while fried foods are bad, they probably have less nasty chemicals in them.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":rolleyes:"> unless you eat organic dairy, or cheese that is made in European countries, Canada, or any of the other countries banning use of steroids & hormones in animals.
 

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I'd say ideally, cut them both out, but if you don't feel able to do that (I can certainly relate) cutting them both way DOWN would do you a world of good.
 

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If you're frying your food in trans fats then cheese is better. I try to avoid fried foods when i go out because it's cheaper to cook in trans fats from what I understand so that's what's normally used.
 

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Depends on what you are frying, how much and what you are frying it in or what types of cheeses and such you are useing.<br><br><br><br>
I fry all my fried foods in olive oil course it is high in calories and fat so you do not want to be doing that everyday.<br><br><br><br>
Cheese is one of those things you just have to use a little wisdom when eating.<br><br>
Where did your cheese come from, does it have hormones , animal products or antibodies in it?<br><br><br><br>
If it has none of those things than enjoy and just want portion sizes, I see no reason why you have to give up either as long as you watch what you are puting into your body and pay attention to how much of it you are eating.<br><br>
With both cheese and oil's a little bit goes a long way.
 

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"Fired food" and "cheese" are broad categories. It can range from "falafel vs. greasy melted pizza cheese" to "oily french fries vs. low-fat cottage cheese with fruit on top". I suggest eating both kinds of food, but the right types and in moderation.
 

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>>since there are more steroids and hormones in dairy,>><br><br><br><br>
If I recall correctly, your stomach denatures these.<br><br><br><br>
ebola
 

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I have given up cheese, as I am vegan, and I get cravings often. It's not a big deal.
 

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"Fired food" and "cheese" are broad categories. It can range from "falafel vs. greasy melted pizza cheese" to "oily french fries vs. low-fat cottage cheese with fruit on top". I suggest eating both kinds of food, but the right types and in moderation. SIG: <i><b>' Vegan Since 1/23/06 Aspiring to become a fruitarian raw foodist someday'</b></i></div>
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^^ <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lipsrsealed2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":sealed:"><br><br><br><br>
I'll speak up and join in on the chorus of "give up both" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">
 

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i had fried tofu last night.<br><br><br><br>
olive oil, basil, celtic sea salt. extra firm tofu cubes- fried till crisp.<br><br>
mmmm so tasty.<br><br><br><br>
my naughty meal for the week.... of course it was tossed with tons of veggies and rice, but <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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>>i had fried tofu last night.<br><br><br><br>
olive oil, basil, celtic sea salt. extra firm tofu cubes- fried till crisp.<br><br>
mmmm so tasty.<br><br><br><br>
my naughty meal for the week.... of course it was tossed with tons of veggies and rice, but >><br><br><br><br>
This sounds healthy.<br><br><br><br>
ebola
 

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^^I consider anything fried and salted to be 'naughty' too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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