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Health Facts About Ice Cream

a vanilla ice cream on a cone

a vanilla ice cream on a cone

Ice cream can do us a lot of good. It is a very popular sweet treat to have during the summer season, although you can have ice cream anytime and any season. It was made up of milk, cream, vanilla and any other additional ingredients that made it sweet and delicious. Here are some ways that ice cream can be very healthy for us.

Ice cream does have nutrients and minerals inside it that made it nutritious. Minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, iodine, zinc, potassium, and protein are found in ice cream. Vitamin A, B-6, B-12, C, D, and E are also found in ice cream. Ice cream also contains vitamin K, riboflavin, thiamine and niacin. You can add other nutritional foods to your ice cream, which also increases the number of nutrients and minerals you will have. For example, you can add dark chocolate to your ice cream and gain more flavonoids or add berries to gain more antioxidants.

Ice cream can strengthen our immune system. It helps protects our bodies, especially our respiratory and gastrointestinal systems, from infections.

Ice cream helps your brain to be more alert. According to one study, people who eat ice cream first thing in the morning are more alert than those who didn't eat ice cream the first time in the morning.

Ice cream helps strengthen our bones as ice cream contains calcium, a mineral that keeps our bones and teeth strong.

Ice cream improves our moods. Eating ice cream helps our bodies produce serotonin, which is a hormone that helps us feel happy.

You can lose weight by eating ice cream. One study shows that eating something cold helps us lose more calories.

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Eating ice cream helps you to conceive as one study shows that women who eat high-fat dairy products including ice cream had a better fertility rate than those who ate skimmed or non-fat dairy products.

Eating ice cream and other products with calcium can lower and reduces the chances of breast cancer according to studies. Breast cancer seems to be connected to low calcium levels in the body. You can boast your own calcium level by eating a scoop of ice cream.

Ice cream can help us have properly functioning muscles that perform well. Eating ice cream after working out can help with our muscle repair and growth. Ice cream can also decrease muscle spasms and cramps.

Ice cream can give you a lot of energy as it contains sugar. Sugar has glucose in it, which is a nutrient that gives us fuel so that our body has the energy it needs to move. You can also gain energy from carbohydrates and fats that are also found in ice cream.

Although ice cream does have a lot of good for us, we have to remember to eat the sweet treat in moderation. Ice cream is cool to eat some of the time, but it should not to used to replace foods that we need for our bodies so that they can function properly. Too much ice cream may cause heart disease, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes, being bloated, and feeling tired and affect our ability to pay attention, think and remember.


This content was accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge at the time of publication but may be out of date. The information contained in this article may not reflect current policies, laws, technology, or data.

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