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July 16, 2005

Scoop! Healthy ice-cream

Topics: Health Issues

Can you keep on licking without feeling guilty? Yes says Nick Wyke, but choose the good stuff with lots of fruit and top quality ingredients.

Ice-cream need no longer be synonymous with sinful eating. In a study last year, 83 per cent of a panel of European nutritionists agreed that "tempting" foods, such as ice-cream, can help you to maintain a long-term healthy diet. It concluded that not only is ice-cream a good source of protein and the essential minerals calcium and phosphorus, both vital for healthy bones and teeth, but those who add variety and enjoyment to their diet are more likely to stick to healthy eating than those who rigidly exclude treats.

(Hint - you still can't take in more calories than you would with a diet without ice cream. If you do, you'll soon SEE the extra calories.)

Posted by Hyscience at July 16, 2005 6:33 PM

Last summer when I was suffering so much pain in my jaw (I have arthritis in the jaw) I must admit that I found a new liking for ice-cream. I tended to go for the frozen yoghurt style.

Yes it is true the best variety of ice-cream is not to be considered as bad because of the nutrients that it contains. It also has the benefit of cooling an inflamed jaw ;-)

Posted by: Maggie4Life Author Profile Page at July 16, 2005 7:55 PM

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