22-06-2018 | Dermatologist | Skincare

Discover the Great Benefits of Ice Cream

Who doesn't say “I fancy something sweet?” every now and then, only to immediately follow it up with, “No, wait, you’ll only regret it”.

Ice cream is often the sweet treat that appeals the most....and that we eat so little of. Well, do we have news for you! Nutritionists are increasingly getting behind the idea of ice cream being a very comprehensive food with major health benefits if eaten in a judicious amount.

Its many benefits include:

  • Ice cream is a source of vitamins A, B-6, B-12, C, D and E, essential to your body.
  • Ice cream contains a large amount of calcium. A regular serving of dairy-based ice cream (milk or yoghurt) covers up to 15% of your daily calcium requirement, helping strengthen bones and teeth.
  • Ice cream can cool you down and hydrate you, particularly during hot months. Ice lollies, sorbets and slushies contain a large amount of water (between 85% and 90% of their composition), making them a simple and rich way to rehydrate.

Last but not least: like chocolate, ice cream makes us happy. It reduces stress levels because, like chocolate, the protein casein and sugars stimulate endorphin production.

Vitamins, calcium, water and pleasure - could there be anything better for you and your skin? Why not tuck into an ice cream while you think it over?


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