“Health” magazine on Tuesday named frybread as one of the 50 fattiest foods in the United States as part of a story identifying at least one less-than-healthy food item from each state.
Wait a minute, along the same argument, I could blame the 1950s fast food diners on Americans' obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, high sodium, etc. We can't lay blame on a whole group of peoples' eating disorders and bad habits on government, society and the like. We all have to take personal accountability in our daily actions and lives.
i personally don't care how high in cholesterol or whatever is wrong with it, i love fry bread. i come home once a year to enjoy this fattening food and i love it!! whether i die today or tomorrow, i am going to enjoy life and the foods that i love to eat!!
Sure, if you eat 6-8 pieces of fry bread, maybe a little refried beans and slather it with sour cream and some cheddar cheese, you have the makings of a gutbomb 101. Add into it a diet and exercise routine of getting the remote, watching reruns and sleeping in the easy chair, you should die in a couple months, easy.
The key, is maybe enjoy it 3-4 times a year, with more lettuce, light sour cream, fat free cheese or even just with a little clover honey...and get out of the easy chair and over to the pool now and then.
Those who say it's a whole meal are also kidding themselves. One serving of frybread probably has half or more of the daily recommended calories. So it's a whole meal...if you have only one other moderate meal per day. If you have three equally fattening meals per day, not to mention snacks, you're in trouble.
Obesity is a major problem among Indians. If they aren't eating frybread regularly, they're eating something else that's just as bad. People need to stop glorifying food like this as a "tradition" and start eating fruit and vegetables.
For more on the subject, see Frybread = "Impending Doom" and Frybread = Prison Food.