Ice Cream is a great food to eat on hot summer days. When I did some research on this delicious desert I found out that Ice Cream isn't so healthy. My health page is full of facts like, "Can Ice Cream make you healthy?" or "Can Ice Cream can give you a horrible sinus infection." I hope you enjoy my Ice Cream health page.
Is it possible that Ice Cream can give you a horrible sinus infection?! Well, the theory is that if you eat very fattening ice cream in the next 24 hours you could have a horrible sinus infection. Some scientists believe its from brands that contain artificial flavors, like Baskin Robbins, Wendy's, Dairy Queen, etc. In 24 hours flu-like symptoms will manifest: fever, headache, congestion, general malaise. The supposed virus disappears within 24 hours and a raging sinus infection develops in it's place. You won't ever have a runny nose, (which you would have with a true virus or allergy), you'll just have two intensely clogged & infected sinus passages with extreme sinus pressure. An example was a girl who had eaten ice cream 2 days prior to onset of the sinus infection. Four out of every five cases reported yes. Be careful if you take your kids for Ice Cream on the weekend. By Monday or Tuesday he/she might have a sinus infection. Laura from Covington writes, "I thought my family was having a mass attack of sinuses! I believe it started last weekend with the purchase of ? gallon of Blue Belle ice cream. We don't eat it all the time but maybe with the onset of fall it seems to have brought about a horrible round of infections for all of us. So be careful when you eat your Ice Cream you might be at risk to a horrible sinus infection!"
Could Ice Cream give you major headaches? You know feeling one biting into an Ice Cream cone can leave you stuck with a stabbing headache. Ice pops, slushy frozen drinks, and other cold foods and drinks can have the same "brain freeze" effect. But there's good news. Most Ice Cream headaches are gone in the time it would take you to say their medical name-"headaches attributed to ingestion or inhalation of cold stimulus." Some signs and symptoms are that Ice Cream headaches cause sharp, stabbing pain in the forehead. The pain often peaks about 30 to 60 seconds after it begins. Ice Cream headaches rarely last longer than a minute or two. The causes are when you eat the cold material and moves across the roof of your mouth and the back of your throat, as happens when you eat Ice Cream quickly or gulp a cold drink. The biggest risk factor would be that you mostly get headaches if you're prone to migraines. But still, Ice Cream headaches are able to affect anyone. You don't need a treatment, the pain disappears after the cold food or drink is swallowed. To help prevent the ice cream headaches eat cold food or cold drinks slowly. It also helps to warm up cold foods in front of your mouth just before swallowing. There's no need to avoid ice cream or other cold foods or drinks. Just be careful, or an ice cream headache must occur.
Before you scream for Ice Cream, a health advocacy group wants you to think about this: A sundae can have as much fat and calories as a T-bone steak dinner.
"Everyone knows that ice cream isn't good for you --- it's a splurge," Jayne Hurley, senior nutritionist at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said Wednesday . The center commissioned a study that looked at saturated fat and calories in some of the most popular treats from Baskin-Robins, Cold Stone Creamery, Friendly's, Ben & Jerry's and TCBY. Most of the information in the nutritional analysis was provided by the companies. For example a chocolate-dipped waffle cone at Ben & Jerry's has about 320 calories and 16 grams of fat. Add one scoop of Chunky Monkey Ice Cream and the total surges to 820 calories and 26 grams of saturated fat - roughly as much as a one pound rack of ribs. That's a lot of calories!
Creamy, healthier Ice Cream. What's the catch? Some scientists are working on making a healthier Ice Cream. Do you know what the manufactures are putting in it? Well, they're putting in tofu, yogurt, and rice. New industries involve protein cloned from the blood of an Artic Ocean fish, have allowed manufactures to produce very creamy, dense, reduced-fat ice creams with fewer additives. Yuck!
Do you feel guilty every time you're eating Ice Cream? "Yes!" says Nick Wyke.
Eating Ice Cream from Haagen-Dazs Mint Chocolate Chip Dazzler is the same amount of calories from a T-bone steak, a Caesar salad, and a baked potato with lashings of sour cream. That's 1,270 and 36g of saturated fats. Wow!
We all scream for healthier Ice Cream. It would NOT be summer without at least one scoop of delicious Ice Cream. Ice cream has become such a big culture in America that one Sunday a year is "National Ice Cream Day!" If you're watching your weight or trying to cut back on the Ice Cream, the guilt free list takes some delicious deserts, such as sorbet, ice pops, ice cream sandwiches, and non-dairy alternatives. These are for people who are watching their weight and you could have these things if your lactose intolerant. Now that's the kind of Ice Cream I would eat!
When I was researching on Ice Cream health issues, I found a website that had charts on all the different Ice Creams with all the calories in that Ice Cream here is one of those graphs.
Cholesterol Content of Ice Cream
Please note: all cholesterol values are approximate
Ice Cream (1/2 cup) Cholesterol (mg)
Chocolate Ice Cream 22mg
French vanilla Ice Cream 78mg
Vanilla Ice Cream 29mg
Vanilla light ice cream 9mg
Baskin-Robbins - Cherries Jubilee (reg scoop) 50mg
Baskin-Robbins - Cookies 'N Cream (reg scoop) 55mg
Baskin-Robbins - Chocolate Chip (reg scoop) 60mg
Baskin-Robbins - Pistachio-Almond (reg scoop) 55mg
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