by Niki Kefala
Ice cream is actually good for you! Yay. Of course, everything in moderation.
Summer is months away (not of course if you are living for example in Australia) but eating ice cream is an all year enjoyable habit. Ancient Greeks had a famous quote «pan metron ariston» which means «everything in moderation». So if you don’t eat a bucket of ice cream in a day, this frozen delicacy will give you many benefits for keeping a good health. Although the nutritional content of ice cream varies among brands and types, in general it is an excellent source of energy. Ice cream is rich in carbohydrate, fats and proteins and provides you with necessary sugars, but as already mentioned, consume ice cream in moderation or chooses a low-fat, low-sugar ice cream substitute.
The basic content of ice cream is milk. Milk is composed of Lactoferrin that has an antiviral activity, particularly against HIV. Ice cream is also a source of several important minerals. It is rich in calcium – which is useful for preventing osteoporosis, cancer and hypertension- and phosphorus. Also contains many vitamins, including vitamins A, C, D, B-6, B-12, K and E, as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin and folate.
This tasty ice sweet temptation, may cause problems for certain people because it is dairy-based and contains lactose, a milk sugar. These individuals, referred to as lactose-intolerant, are deficient in lactase, the enzyme needed to digest lactose, and may experience digestive upset if they consume ice cream.
A recent Harvard study suggests that the women who want to improve their chances of having a baby can do that by eating ice cream. They can improve their chances also because ice cream, boost your libido and makes you happy under the sheets.
And if you need more reasons to go straight away at the fridge and eat ice cream, remember that anything that makes you smile, can be nothing else but good for you.