Friday, 1 July 2011

Benefits of ice cream....

Ice cream – it’s fatty, full of sugar and we shouldn’t be eating it.  That’s what many people would say anyway.
But surely it isn’t all bad…
If you enjoy having a couple scoops after dinner, here are a few points that, if nothing else, may eliminate some of the guilt.
Low Glycemic Index – What this means is that the sugar in ice-cream is a ‘slow release’.  It will keep you satisfied longer with less chance of binging  (the way you might after dropping from a sugar high).
Fewer Calories – 75 grams of ice cream have far fewer calories than say, a slice of cheesecake.  (about 110 calories vs 510)
Ice Cream is Made of Milk – Milk has many vitamins and nutrients that are beneficial to the body – Potassium, vitamin A, B12, D and K. 
Lowered Health Risks – Studies suggest that ice cream could potentially lower the risk of heart disease, colorectal cancer and arterial hypertension.
Despite these benefits, we’ll still want to take it easy on the amount we eat. 
After all, it is possible to have too much of even the most healthiest of things…

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