Starting Sunday, April 23 @ 11:59 PM, until Sunday, April 30 11:59 PM  your challenge is to ...

Do Not Eat Any Fried Food

In this challenge you must avoid eating any fried foods for this entire week. Fried foods damage your body and brain in many different ways, and it's not just a long term consequence, but a short term detriment as well. Just as a car needs good clean oil to run efficiently and not break down, your body needs food that can be digested properly and not clog the one and only "machine" you have for your entire life.

Fried foods have little to no nutritional value. They are drenched in unhealthy oil that are not good for your body. These oils become even more harmful for you when they are heated at such high temperatures to cook your food. Some alternatives to frying foods are steaming, baking or toasting your food. Fried foods are also known to clog arteries and lead to strokes and Alzheimer's. Clogged veins and arteries cause heart attacks and aneurysms. So the more deep fried and high in saturated fat foods you eat will definitely increase your risk of heart diseases and strokes.

To help you with this weeks challenge instead of frying food try: Steaming, Baking, Toasting, Sauteing, Grilling, Roasting, Braising, Stewing.
Here are some recipes to help you use the alternatives listed above.
Click on the pictures for recipes

Sautéed and Steamed food

Grilled, Roasted and Baked foods.

Suggested Reading:
7 Major Reasons Why You Should Avoid Eating Fried Foods - Learn more here.
20 Reasons to Cut Out Fried Foods - Learn more here.
Are Deep-Fried Foods Harmful to the Health? - Learn more here.
This challenge was closed on 4/30/2017

2  members have accepted this challenge.
2  members have completed this challenge.

Congratulations to these participants for completing the challenge. 
Geeta H Khona 
Hemant v. V Gandhi 

The Weekly Health Challenge is a self-audited program designed to motivate the JCSC Wellness participants in reducing BMI on a weekly basis.

How it works:
1. Each week there will be a new health challenge. You can accept the challenge by accepting the pledge for each challenge. You can only accept a challenge from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

2. At the end of the week, you can declare if you have completed the challenge. You can only mark a challenge as completed from midnight on Sunday to midnight on Tuesday.

3. Every week, the participants that complete the challenge will be recognized on this page.

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