Friday, March 7, 2008

Why Avoid Fried Foods?

I am just curious as to why you can't have fried foods... especially if you fry them in olive oil or vegetable oil.
Dianna
Hi Dianna, thanks for your question. You can eat some fried foods. Elmer Towns is the author of the Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough Daniel Fast Diet. He clearly states that we should avoid "margarine, shortening, animal fat, high fat products." So we are allowed to fry foods with a little oil, but we should avoid deep fat frying, which is definitely too much oil.

We prefer extra virgin olive oil and Colza. Canola and other healthy non-animal fats are OK in moderation. Use as little oil as possible. French fries have too much oil. Spray some Pam or Colza oil on your fries and bake them. We use olive oil in the place of butter. Add a little salt if you like salted butter. Don't use olive oil for frying, it cannot handle the heat.


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Friday, February 15, 2008

Fresh spinach is a nutritional powerhouse

I don't know we don't spell it spinich, that's how I say it! I can't believe I'm admitting this, but one of my favorite foods is frozen spinach. Sue and I eat it every day at lunch time. What ever we're eating, we spoon some chopped spinach on top. So follow our advice, add some spinach to your Daniel Diet! Check out this information about spinich/spinach from RealAge.com.

Fresh spinach is a nutritional powerhouse, but don't let it linger in the fridge.

The best way to use your leafy greens is during the first 4 days after purchase. After that, the antioxidant and folate levels of spinach plummet, turning it into a wimpier green.

Spinach on Ice
Even at the coldest refrigerator temperatures, researchers found that after 4 days, folate levels in a bag of fresh spinach dropped big time, and the loss escalated with each passing day. Colder temps were better for holding onto carotenoids. (Besides folate, learn what else is packed into those dark-green leaves.)

The Power of Fresh
Buying local spinach (at a farmers market or co-op store) may deliver the most nutrients to your table. Grocery-store fresh is a good second choice. Can't plan ahead? Then grab some frozen spinach. Spinach that's frozen and packaged soon after harvesting retains much of its nutritional value.
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Sunday, February 3, 2008

Stuff your face with cheeseburgers

What do you do when you have embarked on a 21 day fast to deal with sin in your life and after 7 days of doing awesome....you blow it! Fall into a sin and then feel guilty about it and then just throw your hands up and stuff your face with cheeseburgers and then wake up the next morning shaking your head. Do u keep on tryin to fast or is it pretty much over??? Christopher

Dear Christopher,
You're not the first person to blow it and you won't be the last. Spiritual maturity can be measured in many ways. The way I like the most is how quick you get back on your feet after you fall down. When a baby falls down, he finds something else to do on the ground. When an adult falls down, she gets back up real fast and brushes the dirt (sin) off her clothes! Our advice: continue your fast and see great spiritual breakthrough! Mike

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Monday, January 28, 2008

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