16 July 2018

HEALTH TIPS #2: Is It Actually OK to Eat an Entire Pint of "Healthy" Ice Cream?

HEALTH TIPS #2: Is It Actually OK to Eat an Entire Pint of "Healthy" Ice Cream? Search the hashtag #TransformationTuesday, and you'll likely find at least one ...

is it actually okay to eat an entire

pint of healthy ice cream asking for a friend search the hashtag sharp transformation Tuesday and you'll likely find at least one fitness guru or weight loss success spokesperson holding a pint of halo top ice cream the reduce eight calorie and low sugar treat gets high social media praised as a healthy way to enjoy ice cream but is eating an entire pint of ice cream reduced cowl or not in one sitting actually a good idea and how does this disruptor to the ice-cream market compare to similar better for you treats like frozen Greek yogurt or mochi ice cream we chatted with some experts and did some of our own tasks two distinct it was hard work we swear in an attempt to answer the question is there such a thing as healthy ice cream what the expert says boiler alert we asked a couple registered dieticians for their opinion on low-calorie ice creams and they didn't always see eye to eye well I hate to use the term healthy since it really has such a different meaning for each individual

I do think the new innovations to the ice-cream I'll have their place in a healthy diet says Elizabeth Shaw MS RD CLT Shaw admits that the new lower calorie ice-cream flavors are cutting-edge Alissa Rumsey MS RD founder of Alissa Rumsey nutrition and wellness disagrees the problem with these healthier ice creams is that they lead you to think it's better for me so I can eat as much as I want Rumsey is that the lower calorie ice creams aren't quite as satisfying as the real thing those two factors can lead to overeating instead of responding to your body's feelings of fullness and satiety however both Shaw and Rumsey agree that no matter the ice cream moderation is key in other words no you shouldn't eat the whole pint in one sitting while many brands will use creative marketing tactics to show you the calories in an entire find turn the package over and look at the nutrition panel it's usually four servings per container Shaw says Rumsey goes on to say that the key to moderation is throwing the food rules out the window which is music to our ears the best thing you can do is to

give yourself permission to eat ice cream when you do so and truly trust that you can have it whenever you want you won't feel the need to binge on an entire pint she says so wait is it healthy to answer that question you may want to take a closer look at the ingredient labels where as full fat ice creams are made with just milk cream sugar and whatever delicious flavor they've come up with local ice creams have a few more interesting and foreign ingredients when looking at the label for the lower calorie ice creams you may see ingredients like prebiotic fiber erythritol stevia mung fruit corn fiber and vegetable glycerin are these things bad for you per se Shaw says no each ingredient serves a purpose for the particular manufacturer to create the most palatable product for their intended consumer she adds that the best way to go about picking a product is to find one that you like and that doesn't upset your stomach while research has found that erythritol doesn't seem to cause gastrointestinal distress other sugar alcohols do something to keep in mind as more of these products pop up on

the market despite that redeeming fact other research has found that zero calorie sweeteners don't actually help people lose weight and may actually cause weight gain think about that before downing an entire pint of the local stuff remember healthy a subjective term some people run marathons and frequently enjoy bowls of full fat ice cream while still maintaining their muscle mass others love the low-calorie ice cream options to satisfy their sweet tooth while on their weight-loss journey the healthy aspect falls somewhere in the middle of not thinking on any variety of the sweet stuff and also allowing yourself to enjoy your food whether you opt for the local or creamy variety here are some of our favorite ice cream brands that are targeting healthier eaters he also if you're an ice-cream fanatic but want something that isn't full of cream then you also is right up your alley made with nonfat milk and Greek yogurt these pints aren't quite as creamy as a traditional ice cream but they are absolutely delicious and if you can

limit yourself to a 1/2 cup serving you'll be getting 56 grams of protein for just around 100 calories show ads their proportion bars are creamy refreshing and light meaning they satisfy my craving but do not make me feel overly full they also now offer pines but unlike other brands they are telling you to eat the entire thing in one sitting although trust us when we say it's really hard to stick to just one serving snow monkey this paleo and vegan superfood I street isn't really an ice cream but it helps satisfy your cold food craving containing just super foods fruits and seeds this frozen goodie is all good for you without any of the bad stuff really the ingredients are a mixture of pur edn concentrated fruit hemp protein powder and scenes we'll be honest it doesn't really taste like ice cream but it's cold it comes in a pint and it might be a prefer dessert option if you're on the Paleo bandwagon he no top the pram that started the local crease has parts that are just 240 calories with ingredients like milk and cream

what's not to love halo top uses prebiotic fiber to replace some of the fat and irritate oh and stevia in place of some of the sugar personally I love the creamy texture in taste it resembles the real deal Shaw says depending on the flavor an average serving for 1/2 cup is about 75 calories with 5 grams of protein she adds enlightened with flavors like french toast cold brew coffee glazed donut and s'mores it's hard to believe this brand is considered a skinny ice cream just like halo top enlightened is lower in calories and richer in protein than traditional ice creams clocking in at around 60,000 100 calories and six grams of protein in a 1/2 cup serving it also uses erythritol and cane sugar to add sweetness and the creaminess comes from corn fiber if you're looking for a local ice cream variety and don't mind the longer ingredient list give this brand a try my mo if you're a fan of machi Japanese rice cake then this is the ice cream for you my mo is a bite-sized bowl of ice cream wrapped in chewy mochi it's perfectly poured in controlled and

contains just a few simple ingredients for anyone who wants the creamy goodness of ice cream in a 110 calorie bite this might be worth trying [Music] [Applause] [Music] [Applause] [Music]