In the hot summer, it’s time to eat ice cream again, but people who have high blood sugar and are afraid of getting fat, the sugar and calories of ice cream can make people love and hate. A small Häagen-Dazs ice cream weighs only 83 grams, contains 22 grams of fat, 19 grams of sugar, and has 300 calories . You need to run 5 kilometers to consume the calories of this ice cream. A large box of 473 grams of ice cream contains about 68 grams of fat, 80 grams of sugar and 1020 calories. It takes about 17 kilometers to run to consume the ice cream.
In fact, there are also frozen yogurt with lower calories abroad as a substitute for ice cream. Also compare Haagen-Dazs ice cream with frozen yogurt ( which seems to be rarely seen in Asia ) . Frozen yogurt has 37% less calories and 86% less fat than ice cream, but the sugar The content is still the same as ice cream. For friends who have goals of reducing sugar and weight, frozen yogurt is a better choice, but it is not yet an ideal food. From EWG 's food score, Haagen-Dazs ice cream is almost 9 points ( the lowest is 10 points ) , and frozen yogurt is only 6-7 points.
In addition to calorie considerations, food additives are also commonly found in ice cream ingredients. According to Dr. Yan Zonghai from the Nephrology Department of Chang Gung Hospital, some ice creams contain calcium sulfate, polysorbate, magnesium hydroxide, sanxian gum, corn fructose, potassium sorbate, monoglycerides, sodium phosphate, soybean lecithin and artificial colors In addition to coloring and seasoning, these additives also have the functions of thickener, leavening agent, homogenizer and preservative. After you have made ice cream yourself, you will know that your handmade ice cream will never be as uniform and fluffy as the ice cream sold in the market after being frozen in the freezer for several weeks. Once these food additives are consumed in excess, they may cause side effects such as diarrhea, flatulence, allergies, hyperactivity, inattention, and even the risk of affecting intelligence and causing cancer.
What if you can’t buy ice cream that meets your health needs on the market, but your mouth is hungry? In the end, you have no choice but to make your own ice cream like me. In fact, making ice cream is easier than imagined, as long as there is a good ice cream machine. In the next article, we will introduce ice cream machines from low to medium and high prices, and their functional differences.