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Ice Cream Can Actually Help Prevent Weight Gain And Here's How

Ice cream is one of the most loved desserts of all time, with tons of flavors to pick from, and entire industries designed just to support the sale of the frozen treat. In fact, there are about 1.5 billion gallons of ice cream and related desserts produced in the United States yearly.

That's a lot of ice cream.

Along with ice cream comes things like ice cream cups, tasting spoons (which are often colored spoons), and lots of other dessert supplies. A truly thriving industry.

It also comes with a myriad of health benefits. Yes, really. Ice cream has health benefits.

According to a study by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women who ate at least one daily serving of full-fat dairy products, such as ice cream, can actually gain less weight than those that didn't. That doesn't mean that you can sit with a tub of it, and a handful of colored spoons, and expect to lose weight, that's not likely.

But a half-cup serving of vanilla or chocolate can be a reasonable part of your diet. This serving size has about 140 calories, 7g of fat, and 14g of sugar, so not too terrible.

Now, ice cream is not exactly healthy food, there is no denying that. Its main ingredients are sugar, milk, cream, and flavoring. However, ice cream does actually provide your body with a handful of nutrients, including calcium and phosphorus for bone strengthening, and potassium that helps reduce blood pressure.

And along with milk comes protein, which is a key factor in tissue repair and cellular growth So, it isn't as poorly nutritious as it would seem.

Ice cream also has the added benefit of making you smile. A study found that ice cream has an effect on the brain activity of people eating it, and as soon as a participant swallowed the frozen treat it directly affected the pleasure center of the brain. It's why you can feel better when eating it.

So while ice cream won't be winning awards for being a healthy snack for many, it does have a few benefits for your physical and mental health that many hadn't considered before.

If you have any questions about ice cream or ice cream supplies, feel free to contact us. We'll be glad to help.
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About the Author: Tim Porter

Tim is the CEO and people builder of In his free time, he enjoys being with his family, collecting watches, and Classic Mini Coopers.


Our purpose at Frozen Dessert Supplies is "Build People and Deliver Joy." That means that everything we do, from manufacturing to packaging to delivery, is to build you and your business and deliver joy to you. We also strive to build our employees and help them to be better people.

Our paper ice cream cups are made withFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPE (Polyethylene). Our clear plastic cups, banana split boats, and plastic dome lids are made fromPET (Polyethylene Terephthalate). Our plastic spoons and straws are made fromPP (Polypropylene). Our eco-friendly ice cream cups are made fromFDA approved food-safe papercoated in a thin layer ofPLA (Polylactic Acid). PLA is plastic made from corn starch. Our eco-friendly spoons are also made from PLA. Our eco-friendly wooden spoons are made from FDA approvedsmooth birch wood.

Ice Cream Can Actually Help Prevent Weight Gain And Here's How