Did you know Alexander the Great enjoyed snow and ice flavored with honey and nectar? Ice Cream has been around for centuries. Ice cream does contain quite a bit of sugar. However, in moderation, ice cream provides some surprising health benefits.
Here are the top 3 health benefits:
1.) Key Vitamins and Minerals
Up to 10% of your daily dietary allowance in calcium and phosphorous can be found in just half a cup of Ice Cream. Ice cream also contains vitamins A, C, D and E, as well as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate and vitamins B-6 and B-12.
Ice cream is rich in carbohydrates. There are about 15 grams in a one-half-cup serving. A serving also contains about 7 grams of fat and 2 grams of protein, making it an energy-dense food. In addition, many ice cream retailers add fresh fruit, honey, and cinnamon.
3.) Stimulates the Brain
Another ice cream health benefit is that it stimulates the thrombospondin. It is a naturally produced hormone of happiness and helps in reducing the levels of stress in the body. Ice cream is made of milk which contains L-tryptophan. A natural tranquilizer that aids in relaxing the nervous system.
Ice Cream has a rich history and its evolution continues to unfold. So make sure your are enjoying your ice cream and its health benefits. Check out and follow Slices Concessions’ blog and social media for more ice cream knowledge!
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