5 Reasons Ice Cream is Good for You
December 4, 2018
We know you don’t need another excuse to eat Moose Tracks, but we have a few reasons why you should allow yourself to indulge. Ice cream is no longer just a fun food to bring you happiness and comfort; it’s actually good for you! We know we sound crazy and we know what you’re thinking, and no, it can’t replace a salad, but it might be a bit healthier than you think it is. Here are five good examples of why eating ice cream could truly be good for your health.
1. Contains Vitamins
Yes, just like the vitamins you take daily. Ice cream is actually a great source of calcium, vitamin D, riboflavin, vitamin A and phosphorus. Plus, some ice cream flavors have even more nutrients. Vanilla beans have antioxidants as well as calcium, manganese, magnesium, potassium, zinc and iron, making our Original Moose Tracks a perfect treat full of vitamins. Dark chocolate is also flooded with antioxidants and contains flavonoids to protect your heart, oleic acid to lower cholesterol levels and phytochemicals to fight off free radicals – so double up on that Moose Tracks Fudge 😊
2. Provides Energy
Not only does ice cream contain vitamins, it provides lots of energy. Ice cream is rich in carbohydrates, fats and proteins, which are all needed for our bodies to produce energy However, remember to eat in moderation, as too much of a good thing can also have undesired effects.
3. Stimulates the Brain
Ice cream helps stimulate the thrombopoietin, which is a hormone that helps reduce stress levels in the body, which is why you might find yourself reaching for a whole carton of Mint Moose Tracks after a stressful day at the office. Ice cream also contains L-tryptophan, which is a natural tranquilizer and helps in relaxing the nervous system. It also helps prevent symptoms of insomnia.
4. Good for Your Bones
You grew up being told that calcium is good for building strong bones and teeth. And that’s right; in fact, 99% of your bones are made up of calcium and ice cream is a great source of calcium. So, you can feel less guilty about eating that bowl of Chocolate Moose Tracks, it’s good for your bones!
5. Makes you Happier
It’s no secret that ice cream makes you happy, but did you know there’s scientific evidence behind that feeling? Ice cream helps produce serotonin, a feel-good hormone. Because of this, many medical professionals recommend that those who are struggle with a seasonal effective disorder to keep some ice cream on hand during the winter season as a pick-me-up. As if you needed another reason to always have Moose Tracks on hand, you can now say your doctor recommends it.
So, what are you waiting for? Head to the freezer for a tub of Moose Tracks and dig in! You now have five factual reasons to do so, though we don’t think you ever really need an excuse to enjoy some ice cream 😉