Ok, so we all enjoy eating ice cream on a hot summer day…well let’s be honest, we all love eating ice cream any darn day! We’ve all heard about the many disadvantages to eating ice cream as well but as promised we’ve found some health benefits to eating our favourite tasty frozen treat
1. Rich in Calcium
Ice creams have a dairy base. They are made up of milk. Ice creams are therefore rich in calcium. The benefits of calcium go a long way.
- Calcium strengthens your bones and boosts up your energy. To get strong bones and a fit body, have ice cream.
- Calcium in ice cream protects the teeth and builds strong gums. So, now you don’t have to think twist before treating yourself with a scoop of ice cream.
2. Burst of energy
Along with the nutritional value ice cream provides, it is also an incredible source of energy. Ice cream is rich in carbohydrates, fats and proteins, which helps our body in producing energy.
Plus the proteins present in ice cream helps our body to build and repair muscle tissues.
3. Great source of vitamins
Ice cream is a rich source of vitamins–A, D, K, B-6, B-12 and E–to name a few (Phew!!). You know what these vitamins can do.
Vitamin A improves eye sight, improve immune system; Vitamin D absorbs calcium and other healthy nutrients from the food and stores them in the kidneys; Vitamin K increases blood flow in the body, opens blocked blood cells and prevents blood clotting; Vitamin B12 improves memory and nervous system.
Ice cream also contains niacin, thiamine, and riboflavin, much needed vitamins of vitamin B family.
4. Ice cream can help you lose weight!!!
Yes it is true!!! Ice cream can help you lose weight. How?
Having something cold increases the body temperature. As it is tendency of our body, it has to warm anything cold that enters the body. In the process of adjusting the temperature, the body burn calories and fat. So eat ice-cream,IN-LIMITS, and lose weight.
5. Reduce risk of cancer
The calcium content in ice cream also helps in reducing the chances of colon cancer.Calcium seems to protect high-risk people from developing the polyps that can lead to colorectal or colon cancer and the benefits appear to last long after calcium supplementation ends.
6. Hello happiness
We all know that ice cream makes us happy and it is a proven fact too. Ice cream stimulates the brain chemical, Thrombotonin, also known as Serotonin, which is responsible for aiding in sleep, learning, and overall mood well-being.
Another brain chemical, Dopamine, is released by brain when you eat ice cream. This chemical is a natural mood booster and is responsible for elation and pleasure.
There is no need to dying inside, resisting a big bite of that melting ice cream. But eat in moderation. A big scoop a week is enough to keep your cravings in check and to gain all these nutritional benefits of ice cream. Over eating of ice cream can nullify all the benefits that you have gained and can also affect your health.
7. Source of minerals
Ice cream is a rich source of minerals like calcium and phosphorus. Besides helping in building and maintaining stronger bones and avoiding bone related diseases, researchers have also found that calcium reduces the chances of kidney stones. Calcium also helps in preventing mood swings and premenstrual symptoms – another reason why you should have ice creams!
8.It may help fight infertility.
Here’s a reason women may want to indulge in ice cream: A Harvard study published in the journal Human Reproduction suggests that consuming full-fat milk or ice cream may improve your chances of having a baby. The study looked at the eating habits of more than 18,000 women between the ages of 24 and 42. Women who ate full-fat ice cream two or more times a week had a 38% lower risk of ovulation-related infertility than women who had full-fat ice cream less than once a week.
9.It may boost your sex drive.
Need some help between the sheets? Ice cream may be your answer. That’s because it has fairly high levels of calcium and phosphorus, both of which help build your muscles’ energy reserves and boost your libido. If you’re a woman, you may want to choose vanilla over other flavors. A study out of Chicago’s Smell and Taste Treatment and Research Foundation found that when men smelled the scent of vanilla it increased their arousal.