Intro to P.E.
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…