The Surprising Benefits of Ice Creamcardiac, healthy heart, heart health, rehabilitation, stroke - July 17, 2022
Today is National Ice Cream Day!!
There’s nothing like a refreshing scoop of rocky road or very berry strawberry on a hot summer day—but if you’re very health conscious, you might pass on ice cream no matter the season.
Well, what if we told you it isn’t so bad for you after all? In fact, if eaten in moderation, ice cream has some surprising health benefits. We’ve got the scoop on four reasons to treat yourself.
1. Source of Vitamins
Did you know that ice cream happens to be a huge source of vitamins A, B-6, B-12, C, D, and E! It doesn’t stop there. Apparently, ice cream contains vitamin K, which prevents blood clotting. Let’s not forget that ice cream also contains niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin.
2. Provides Energy
Not only does ice cream have nutritional value, but it also is an incredible source of energy. Ice cream is rich with carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, which are all, needed for our bodies to produce energy. Careful on how much energy you want to get from ice cream, after all, it can also help you gain weight. Everything in moderation remember!
3. Source of Minerals
Minerals like calcium and phosphorus are found in ice cream. Calcium is an essential mineral for us as it maintains healthy bones and reduces the chances of kidney stones.
4. Stimulates the Brain
“Ice cream stimulates the thrombotonin, which is a hormone of happiness and helps in reducing the levels of stress in the body. Ice cream is made of milk, which contains L-triptophane, which is a natural tranquilizer and helps in relaxing the nervous system. It also helps prevent symptoms of insomnia.”
Now, let’s get one thing straight. After listing all these fantastic health benefits of ice cream, by no means do we suggest you eat as much ice cream as you can or binge on ice cream this weekend.
Choose your flavors wisely and eat responsibly.
Ice cream has incredible benefits as, and you shouldn’t feel guilty for treating yourself every so often! After all, it’s summer. However, be sure that when you do treat yourself to gelato, frozen yogurt cups, or another dessert, that you do so in moderation.
What ice cream flavor will you be treating yourself to this weekend?