The buzz word that rings danger bells in most affluent societies
today is the word CHOLESTEROL.
The term is used loosely to indicate any fatty food items and often this has no meaning.
So much hype surrounds this nutrient and ignorance makes it worse. No doubt it is harmful to the system when present in excess but people should also know how important it is for the human system.
Just the other day I offered cashew nuts to a guest visiting us, he politely refused citing the reason that he has been advised to steer clear of cholesterol rich foods and so cannot take cashew nuts! I was surprised as well as disappointed that wrong information surrounding nutritive values of foods promotes faulty eating practices and wrong therapeutic diets for people. Rather than saying that cashew nuts has cholesterol the person should have been told that they are rich in saturated fats.