Is ice cream healthy or unhealthy?

Posted on July 15, 2018 · Posted in Blog, General, Personal

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Tasty Ice-cream is made by churning and chilling a mixture containing high-fat milk or cream, fructose- or glucose-based sweeteners, usually in the form of corn syrup, and flavourings such as vanilla or chocolate. When the mixture freezes, it develops the rich, creamy consistency of ice cream, a food that can affect your health in both positive and negative ways.

A Source of Energy

Although the nutritional content of ice cream varies among brands and types, in general it is an excellent source of energy. Ice cream is rich in carbohydrate, with about 15 grams in a one-half-cup serving. A serving also contains about 7 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein, making it an energy-dense food.

A Source of Vitamins and Minerals

Ice cream is also a dietary source of several important minerals. It is particularly rich in calcium and phosphorus, with about 10 percent of the adult recommended dietary allowance of these minerals in a single, one-half-cup serving.

Fat and Sugar Content

Ice cream is a high-fat food, since it must contain greater than 10 percent milk fat to be designated ice cream, with some products having as much as 16 percent, according to the University of Guelph. Milk fat is largely cholesterol, a saturated fat. When your blood cholesterol level is too high, it can build up as plaque, a fatty deposit in your arteries that interferes with blood flow and raises your risk of heart disease and stroke.

Lactose Content

Ice cream may cause problems for certain people because it is dairy-based and contains lactose, a milk sugar. These individuals, referred to as lactose-intolerant, are deficient in lactase, the enzyme needed to digest lactose, and may experience digestive upset if they consume ice cream. According to PubMed Health, about 30 million Americans are lactose-intolerant.

Finally it is for you to choose , weather you want to have an external stimulus for an artificial happiness / contentment that lasts only a few minutes or enjoy the long lasting joy of winning over the temptation and be a confident person who can overcome the desires of the mind.

The happiness you get by not succumbing to unhealthy food is far higher than that you get by eating it.

Mahi Sinha

Natural memory enhancer