Ice cream is one of the most attractive commercial products. Who can resist the warm days, when it’s so cold, sweet, refreshing, chocolate, vanilla, various fruit flavors? However, the question is whether it is good often consume ice cream and how it affects our bodies.
Ice cream is primarily a dairy product. It consists primarily of water (on the composition of milk and cream) with sweetening agents, such as sugar or corn syrup, artificial or natural flavor, emulsifier, stabilizer, then the solids of the milk and milk fat. It is milk fat what gives ice cream its characteristic richness and smooth texture. At least the American regulations, ice cream must contain at least 10% milk fat, and some first-class types contain up to 20%, and high-calorie components.
In addition, ice cream is a colloidal solution; tiny air bubbles and ice crystals are dispersed in the liquid water and the network destabilized blob of fat. Such a structure contributes to its taste. In order to destabilize the fat, it is necessary to use emulsifiers. Initially, the eggs used for this purpose, but is now mostly used mono- and diglycerides (trans fats, or hydrogenated fats), and ester of sorbitol, polysorbate 80th.
From the common cold to protect yourself
Although people, mostly in the winter begin to care how you do not get sick, but during the summer it can do much to prevent winter colds. Preventing colds and flu means strengthening the immune system and avoiding stressors that suppress natural defenses. Therefore, the prevention of frequent winter colds falls and moderation in the consumption of ice cream, and other dairy products and refined sugar.
Naturopathic Practitioners (natural) medicine claims that abundant consumption of dairy products, ice cream, which undoubtedly belongs, contributes frequent colds during the winter. Dairy products stimulate the production of mucus in the body. Excess mucus can cause pressure in the sinuses, headaches and a further decline in the efficiency of the immune system. Mucus is also a good foundation for the growth of bacteria. Also, consuming copious amounts of sugar reduces the ability of white blood cells that devour bacteria, and ice cream contains large amounts of sugar.
Consume – but in moderation
Despite all the facts set out, this is not an article against the ice cream. Ice cream has special ingredients, delicious, something we can treat on special occasions. We think that is not a bad time to time to eat ice cream, but that certainly is not good to eat it every day. However, due to the abundance and lack of self-control, especially in developed countries, the ice cream is consumed massively and daily, but it is, unfortunately, puts the unpopular list of foods that contribute to obesity, the accumulation of mucus in the body, frequent winter colds, accumulation of cholesterol (due to milk and sugar) and other problems – you do not have to be the case, only if this icy delicacy consumed moderately.