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Readers of this blog know I have little patience with “stories” that not only state the obvious, but find it necessary to deliver the information in list form, for folks who are intimidated by paragraphs. Hot on the heels of “8 Foods to Banish from your Diet” I have stumbled upon another time-waster, headlined “10 High-Cholesterol Foods to Avoid.” SPOILER ALERT: Three of the 10 have the word “fried” in their names, and two more have the word “cheese.” That’s right, it turns out fried chicken, fried eggs and French fries are not actually health foods. Nor are cheeseburgers or macaroni and cheese. Hang on to your hats, because “although chicken is usually considered to be a good low-fat meat choice, how you cook it can make a big difference.” No way! It gets better. Did you know that snacks may be bad for you? “Whether it’s fried, au gratin, crispy, or stuffed, many of the things we love to eat are bad for our cholesterol levels.” The “story” goes on to inform us that “…a single cup of ice cream has more fat than a hamburger and more cholesterol than 10 glazed doughnuts.” What an eye-opener! No ice cream for me from now on, I’ll just opt for the 10 doughnuts, instead. The “story” further reminds us that liver is very high in cholesterol. Hey, thanks for making me eat so much of it when I was growing up, Mom. Why didn’t you just shoot me, instead? Anyway, if I want to know what food I should avoid, I don’t need a list like this to tell me. I’ll just follow the presidential motorcade. Join the Oddly Enough blog network Follow this blog on Twitter at rbasler Top: A plate of fried eggs are pictured at a Washington cafe, August 23, 2010. Right: Screen grab from “10 High-Cholesterol Foods to Avoid.” Left: President Barack Obama is served fried chicken as he visits Mrs. Wilkes’ Dining Room in Savannah, Georgia March 2, 2010. Right: Obama eats an ice cream at DeWitt Dairy Treats in DeWitt, Iowa, August 16, 2011. Right: Obama buys two Philadelphia Cheese Steak sandwiches in Philadelphia, September 20, 2010. Bottom right: Obama places a doughnut order at Gingerbread House Bakery in Kokomo, Indiana, November 23, 2010. More stuff from Oddly Enough

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