Ice creams contain calcium, vitamins , proteins and have a low glycemic index. The presence of fat prevents the rapid absorption of sugar. It’s refreshing and improves our mood.
However, ice creams can be a rich source of calories and contain saturated fat and cholesterol.
What to choose:
The “cups”, usually have more fat and cholesterol, particularly parfait
The ice cream sundae or sorbet contain little or no fat, lower calorie attribute
The type stick ice cream without chocolate has few calories
The “bulk” ice cream with fruit flavors or frozen yogurt have fewer calories than the parfait or other flavors
Even fewer calories have light ice cream.
Christina Mpalamoti MSc, AthensTrainers® Associate