I scream. You scream. We all scream for… you know how the rest of this saying goes!
Clearly, if there is one kind of food that we all can agree on, it’s ice cream. There are countless different flavors, and you can top it with everything from fruit to whipped cream to candy bits. Plus, ice cream has a way of bringing people sheer joy and comfort, whether it’s during the peak of summer or the dead of winter (don’t act like you haven’t had a few scoops of ice cream even when it was snowing outside).
Yeah, ice cream is the best. In fact, the only downside might be that it’s not exactly the healthiest food out there. Or… is it?
Now, we’re not trying to convince you that a scoop of rocky road is the equivalent of a salad or anything, but it is healthier than you might realize.
Below we show you that there is more to ice cream that meets the eye — and the sweet treat actually does contain more than a couple of health benefits.
Ice cream can actually be good for you.
If you’re someone who secretly feels guilty for adding one more scoop to your ice cream bowl every now and then, don’t. Sure, all sweet treats should be eaten in moderation, but there’s no reason to think that ice cream is something you should only have once in a blue moon.
As you’re about to see, some ingredients in ice cream are proven to actually be good for your health!
You can eat ice cream daily and lose weight!
If you’re wondering if you read that right, you did. According to an ABC News article, women who had one scoop of low-fat ice cream a day (and men who had one and a half scoops of the same) lost 26 percent more body weight than those who didn’t.
OK, technically it’s due to not the ice cream itself but the calcium that’s in the frozen dessert. This means you could take a calcium supplement and probably see similar results, but still — if “ice cream” and “weight loss” can even be in the same sentence, why not give it a shot?
1. Calcium is the key (weight-loss) ingredient.
2. Ice cream contains vitamins and minerals.
3. Ice cream stimulates the brain.
4. Ice cream gives you energy.
5. Ice cream strengthens your bones.
6. Ice cream boosts your immune system.
7. Ice cream increases chances of fertility.
8. Ice cream makes you happier.
9. Ice cream reduces your breast cancer risk.
10. Ice cream boosts your libido.
Are you looking for a way to get your partner in the mood for intimacy this week? Bring home a pint of their favorite ice cream!
Ice cream is high in phosphorus, which gives our tissues oxygen, maintains our pH balance, and yes, boosts our libido, too.
Phosphorus helps to keep testosterone levels in check, and it has a way of maintaining one’s sexual arousal.
Consider making your own ice cream.
Eat in moderation.
Although ice cream can be healthy, you shouldn’t indulge too much. Going overboard can lead to side effectslike obesity, high blood sugar, and brain fogginess.
So feel free to eat your ice cream; just don’t forget to eat other healthy foods as well!