Many women are reluctant to eat ice cream because of fear of fat. Composition of ice cream containing energy, protein, and saturated fat are always blamed as the culprit of obesity. In fact, the energy composition of the ice cream is only about 10% of total daily fat requirement, so the myth is wrong when the ice cream is considered as a cause of obesity.
Ice cream is included in the frozen food that has a semisolid texture and has a high nutritional value. The materials used in the manufacture of ice cream include: milk fat, milk solids non-fat (skim), cream, sugar, stabilizers, emulsifiers, and extract sense. At least 100 grams of ice cream made from milk that has 110-130 calories with protein content of 2.5 – 3 grams.
Because it contains milk that is rich in lactoferrin, and cytokines, then eat the ice cream can actually improve your immune to diseases, including influenza. Ironically, during this ice cream is regarded as a cause of colds, coughs, and colds. In fact, when we eat ice cream, melting ice cream that goes into the mouth is affected by body temperature, so temperature is not cold any longer.
Prohibition of eating ice cream at the hospital also includes the assumption is wrong. At the time of illness, our bodies need plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. Ice cream is one dish that can provide plenty of fluids for our bodies. The exception is for people with sore throats, asthma, and tonsillitis due to the potential for relapse.
Benefits of ice cream :
1. Calcium content in the ice cream is useful for maintaining bone density, preventing osteoporosis, cancer, and hypertension.
2. Highly nutritious and not fattening
Ice cream does contain fat, especially saturated fat. That caused a lot of people avoid for fear of being fat ice cream. In fact, the energy contribution of ice cream per serving (one cup) of only about 10% of total energy demand and contribution of fat around 15% of total daily fat requirement. They include a small amount, so the less fit when ice cream was accused as the culprit causing obesity.
3. Not Cause Colds
Ice cream is not the cause of cough and cold. Because, when it entered the mouth, ice cream will melt quickly. Ice cream melting rapidly accelerated by the influence of body temperature, so that when the ice cream into the esophageal temperature was not as cold as ice water.
4. Antitumor and HIV
25% -30% content of ice cream is milk. Milk is composed of Lactoferrin, which has a role as agents of non-specific defenses against pathogens. Lactoferrin also has a Antiviral activity, particularly against cytomegalovirus, influenza, and HIV.