Food and Health

CAKES, COOKIES AND PASTRIES

Cakes
Benefits:
  • In small amounts, a good source of quick energy.
  • Delicious occasional snacks or desserts.
Drawbacks:
  • Most are high in fat and calories.
  • Generally contain low amounts of most vitamins and minerals.
  • Often contain trans fatty acids.

CHERRIES

Benefits:
  • Low-calorie, almost fat-free snack or dessert.
  • High in pectin, a soluble fiber that lowers cholesterol.
Drawbacks:
  • Can provoke allergic reactions in susceptible people.
  • They spoil quickly and are available for only a ew weeks in the summer.