by Robert Cohen -
I recently enjoyed a magnificent gourmet meal in a New
York City Vietnamese restaurant.
The dessert menu included these three treats:
Vanilla Ice Cream
I finished my meal with the tapioca pudding. Talk about
a rich, sweet, gooey, decadent, delicious guilt-free dessert!
For me, rich vanilla ice cream represents pus with
hormones, dioxins, saturated fat, glue, cholesterol, and sugar.
Many people are not aware that sherbet is a dairy
product too. To produce one pound of sherbet requires eight pounds of
I decided to compare and contrast the nutritional
content of each of the three desserts, examining calories, fat, and
cholesterol found in a one cup portion of each product.
I accessed USDA's food composition website:
Here are the results.
Ice Cream 356 24 90
Sherbet 204 3 9
Tapioca 170 0 0
Three slices of greasy-broiled bacon contain 16.15
milligrams of cholesterol.
Seventeen slices of bacon would contain the same amount
of cholesterol as the
dessert-sized portion of ice cream.
Now for some heart-saving information:
When you are handed a dessert menu, opt for the tapioca.
Have fresh fruit. The alternatives are delicious. A lifetime of vanilla
ice cream is the less hearty choice.
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