Nutrition and Oreo Ice Cream Essay

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Jamie Aktar
Intro to P.E.
B Band
Common Core Literacy Task

My favorite food is oreo ice cream which is a dessert. It is my favorite food

because its cool and refreshing and tastes good. I mostly get to eat ice cream in the time

span of a couple months. I eat about one or two servings at a time, which I believe is not

that bad as long as I don't eat 4 servings in a day. There are sixteen servings in a half gallon of ice cream. Generally, one serving of

ice cream contains 120 to 250 calories. A serving of ice cream can contain anywhere from

7 to 22 grams of fat. Most of the fat in ice cream is hydrogenated oil and animal fat.

These fats are saturated fat. Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol and is believed to cause

obesity, heart disease and cancer.

Trans-fat is present in some ice cream although not in oreo ice cream. Trans fats,

or trans fatty acids, are created in an industrial process that adds hydrogen to liquid

vegetable oils to make them more solid. Another name for trans fats is “partially

hydrogenated oils." Trans fats increase the level of bad cholesterol (LDL) in your

bloodstream. Increased LDL in your system, clogs arteries and leads to increased risk of

coronary heart disease. Carbohydrates include both fiber and sugar. In oreo ice cream,

there are 38 grams of carbohydrates and 1.0 grams of dietary fiber.

Fiber is found in all fruits and vegetables, as well as whole grains and legumes. It

travels through the body without breaking down. There are two types of fiber, soluble and

insoluble. Soluble fiber forms a gel in the digestive tract, which slows digestion and

prevents the body from absorbing too much starch and sugar. It is said that this can lower

cholesterol by 10 to 15 percent, indirectly assisting the prevention of heart disease and

stroke. Insoluble fiber is the type commonly found like dried beans, peas, oats, apples,

citrus fruits, carrots and…