I believe majority of those consuming ice cream are not aware of its amazing health benefits. Maybe they just love the sweetness or maybe they love cold foods. Ice cream, whether chocolate, vanilla strawberry, Cooke mint or chocolate chip flavor, are not just sweet but also beneficial to the body.
Apart from containing sugar, ice cream also contains Vitamin A, D, protein, calcium, potassium, iodine, phosphorus and zinc. It also contains high amount of calories, which varies according to flavors, but due to the coldness of ice cream, it contribute to weight loss instead of weight gain due to much calories (of course, cold things cause weight loss).
1. Bone Health:
Ice cream is rich in calcium, which is a nutrient for the improvement of the bone health. Calcium is not produced naturally by The Body, so the body needs calcium rich food to sustain appropriate amount of calcium in the body. You might try ice cream as a good source of calcium.
2. Energy Booster:
Are you wondering how ice-cream can boost your energy? It is loaded with enough sugar which is a good energy source. Sugar in ice cream gives instant energy when consumed. So, grab a scoop of ice cream when you have low energy and see the wonders.
3. Mood Booster:
Most times when we feel hot inside, we tend to develop a restless syndrome and sadness. But just take a scoop of ice cream, everything will just slow down in happiness. Ice cream cools the body down, and according to studies, the body produces a hormone known as serotonin which makes you feel happy anytime you lick ice cream.
4. Immune Booster:
Most times, fresh fruits like; strawberries, blueberries, pulp of papaya, melons, pineapples, peaches and plums, or their flavors, are added to ice cream to increase taste. It can also be a source of antioxidants for immune-boosting. Ice cream especially dark chocolate ice cream contains flavonoids, vitamin A, D and selenium, which is also a great in boosting booster and also helps to lower bad cholesterol in the body and improve heart health.
5. Brain Health:
Ice cream contains iodine which is a great nutrient for the brain health. Ice cream according to some researches, has been a proven diet for improving alertness especially when it is taken first in the morning.
6. Boosts Fertility and Libido:
According to a STUDY, foods with high fat diary like; ice cream, tends to increase fertility level in women and also, ice cream helps in the maintenance of the body pH and contains phosphorus which helps in libido increase thereby improving intimacy level in a relationship.
As an ice cream lover, I know you are just feeling to have more ice cream right now due to the benefits listed above. But not in a hurry. Too much of sweet things are really the beginning of bitter things. Ice cream should not be the main source of the nutrients it contains, because the high content of fat in ice cream can lead to increase in bad cholesterol and the risk of heart disease when consumed in a large amount so, for you to get the benefits of ice cream, it must be consumed in a moderate quantity or amount.