Sweet soft, creamy, and cold – How does one not be enticed by this kind of food? Maybe, one just can’t.
Ice creams are among the most popular and loved sweets around the globe. It doesn’t matter if it’s following tasty main dishes or just a quick snack at midnight Ice creams are the best choice for everyone. They possess a unique, satisfaction and pleasure that is unmatched.
Another plus is that they’re available in various flavors and types. Ice cream can be found in chocolate, vanilla mango, strawberry, and pistachio. It’s almost every flavor you can imagine. Additionally, it comes on one stick, served in tubs, cups, and other things. If you’re feeling more extravagant, you can have ice cream sundaes cakes, sandwiches, and more.
One thing that holds people from going out in the past is that ice cream is known to have a negative reputation in nutrition. Therefore, in this article, we’ll look at some actual data to see how healthy the ice cream is, and whether it aids in losing weight.
Calories in an Ice Cream
If we had to determine the exact amount of calories contained in a specific portion of ice cream then we’d have to choose a specific brand. It’s because every brand offers distinct flavors, with various flavors and thicknesses. Therefore, the calories count is different for each brand. But one thing is certain that all ice creams contain calories.
Around 1/2 cup of normal ice cream (60-90 grams) contains 140 calories which, when measured against other nutrients contained in that same container, can be over the recommended. For instance, from the same cup, you’ll receive seven grams of fat as well as 30 milligrams of cholesterol. To top it off there are only two grams of protein as well as 17,5 grams of total carbohydrates as well as fourteen grams of sugar.
In the same amount, the best quality thick and creamy Ice cream can provide 220 grams of calories and a small number of other nutrients. 70 mg cholesterol 3 grams of protein, 13, grams fats twenty grams of overall carbohydrates, along with 19 grams of sugar.
As you can see, both kinds have very large amounts of calories. So, rationally, excessive consumption of ice cream is not recommended. It can only cause weight growth. If it also contains any other additives, it could also cause gas, bloating, inflammation or hyperactivity, behavior changes (especially for children), and more.
What’s the deal with what’s with the Ice Cream diet then?
The Ice cream Diet promises weight loss and a better body, all by including ice cream into your everyday diet. The idea behind the diet originates from an article that was written by a nutritionist by the name of Holly McCord in 2002.
If that was the case, then how do Ice creams acquire an unpopular image in terms of calories in the first instance? It’s because it is still packed with more calories than the ones described in the previous parts of the article.
But what makes this diet work is the reduction of daily calorie consumption. The bigger picture is that the Ice cream suggests that you reduce the number of calories consumed each day (preferably up to 1250). In this way, you can include your favorite desserts, such as ice cream that is with 250 calories. So the total calories you consume will not exceed 1500. So, you can reduce weight and having fun.
One thing to be aware of when following your diet plan is the nutrition profile of the Ice cream. Be sure that it is less than 250 calories, and stay away from drinking creamy and rich Ice creams.
What is low-calorie ice cream?
The name says it all these ice creams can reduce calories by using natural sweeteners, dairy products that are low in fat as well as milk replacements. Ice creams like these can be the perfect option to satisfy your sweet desires while also maintaining your body’s health.
At the present, numerous top-quality brands are producing Low-Calorie Ice Cream in Pakistan as well. Although the goal that the products serve is to cut down on calories, some brands use intensive processing techniques that make this Low-Calorie Ice Cream much richer in calories than the regular one. This may sound odd, but it’s the reality. What should we do?
Maybe, you’d like to consider making Low-Calorie Ice Cream at home! Here are a few ways to make it:
* Strawberry Ice Cream
in a large bowl mix 1 cup of low-fat cottage cheese, 2 tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk, and 2 tablespoons of sweetener of choice (honey or sugar substitute) and chill until it is completely solid. The mixture that has solidified is cut into cubes and allow to rest for 10 minutes. After that, put it in the food processor as well as 10 strawberries and process until the mixture is smooth. This makes two servings.
* Mango Ice Cream
In a food processor, mix two cups of mango and half a cup of Non-fat Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons of honey. Blend until it is smooth. It should yield four servings.