Importance of well balance diet:

All food contains all of the nutrients we need to be healthy, it is necessary to eat various foods in sufficient amounts. A good diet will include many different foods, and sufficient in quantity and quality to meet an individual’s need for food energy and other micro nutrients.

By eating ICE CREAM you will have the following benefits.

ICE CREAM

Typical serving size:

About 4 to 5 oz or 113 to 142 g

HOW IT HARMS

High in fat and sugar

WHAT IT HEALS

Bone loss Lack of calories and protein during illness ICE CREAM FACTS
  • Often called “Italian ice cream,” traditional gelato differs from ice cream in that it contains less fat and less air, which creates a creamier texture than ice cream
    It also does not contain any cream
  • Federal standards decree that ice cream must be made with a minimum of 10% cream, milk or butter fat
    Manufacturers may add various other ingredients, as well as enough air to double its volume
  • Depending on the type of ice cream and the number of scoops and tempting toppings, an ice cream cone can have as many calories as a three-course meal
    The creamy frozen treat may not be a particularly nutritional food, but it is a popular and delicious staple of summer
    The deliciousness is attributed to fat, which gives ice cream its smooth texture
    In general, it’s best to treat ice cream as a “sometimes” food and opt for other frozen treats, such as sherbets, fruit ices, or frozen yogurt
    However, manufacturers of fat-free and low-fat ices and frozen yogurts often compensate for the lack of fat by increasing the sugar—by up to twice the amount—and beating in less air
    These products may contain less unhealthy saturated fat than ice cream, but may not necessarily be a better choice in terms of calories or sugar

    Health Benefits

    Supports bone health
    Ice cream has substantial amounts of calcium, an essential nutrient for strong bones and teeth

    QUICK TIP:

    Choose cones wisely A sugar cone contains 60 calories, while a chocolate-dipped waffle cone has more than 200
    Delivers calories and protein
    For those who are recovering from surgery or are ill, ice cream is an efficient way to provide calories and protein

    Health Risks

    High in fat and sugar
    Although ice cream has useful nutrients, it contains a large helping of saturated fats, which can lead to heart disease, certain cancers, obesity and other conditions
    Limit servings, or opt for alternatives, such as fruit sorbets or low-fat frozen yogurt

    Allergies

  • Melt vanilla ice cream to use as “instant” cream sauce
  • Make portioned sandwiches with chocolate graham cracker quarters and chocolate chip ice cream
  • Create a lower-calorie float with strawberry ice cream in a glass of lemon sparkling water

    Buying Tip

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  • Look for containers that do not have ice chips or an icy coating on them
    This indicates that the ice cream has melted at some point and refrozen, which will diminish the taste and texture of ice cream
  • Slow-churned or double-churned types of light or reduced-fat ice cream contain up to half the fat and two-thirds the calories of the original
    Low-fat ice cream can have no more than 3 fat grams per serving
  • The least expensive ice creams contain the minimum 10% fat and maximum air, while premium commercial brands have double the fat and half the air

    Storing Tips

  • Store in the freezer and consume within 2 to 4 months of purchase date