Continuous Writing: Expository Writing II
- Expository Writing II
Read the following essay carefully.
When Cholesterol is Harmful By Yemi Kolapo
The term cholesterol is perhaps the most widely misunderstood word in nutrition. Most people run away from anything considered rich in cholesterol, as if going near it would spell doom. But would you believe that the surest way of checking your blood cholesterol level is not to avoid foods that are high in cholesterol?
Instead of running away from only foods that are high in cholesterol, it is better to avoid those that contain saturated fat. The reason for this is not far-fetched. Although dietary cholesterol can actually influence the make-up of your serum cholesterol, saturated fat is a far stronger influence in the daily diet of most people. Unlike fat which is consumed in large quantities in diets, cholesterol is only consumed in tiny quantities. In a normal healthy diet, it is possible to consume about a pound of fat a week, and usually, one-third of this fat is saturated.
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