I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
Ok, so maybe you aren’t actually screaming (sometimes I actually do though), but let’s talk about how amazing ice cream is. I don’t know about you, but I would eat ice cream every day if I could.
If it were socially acceptable, I would eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner and every snack time in between. Those of you who know me know how much I love ice cream. It is quite literally my favorite food.
So, I say, why not eat ice cream every day? Here are a few reasons why we should be eating this delicious food daily. It is perfect for every occasion. Happy? Ice cream. Sad? Ice cream. Eaten all day but still need something else? Ice cream. I have never been sad while eating ice cream. I might be sad before and I might be sad after, but while actually eating it: pure happiness.
Ice cream simply makes people happy.Don’t believe me? Get your phone out and start taking notes. Studies show that eating ice cream leads to a small increase in serotonin, which is responsible for lifting your mood.
One is also never too full to eat ice cream. You just ate a whole meal and feel stuffed, but the good news is: ice cream slides in the cracks. There is always room. Don’t let your friends convince you that you are too full. Get rid of that kind of negativity. You see, ice cream doesn’t go to the stomach; it goes to the heart.
Some of you might be thinking these are great reasons, but isn’t ice cream bad for you? You have been sadly misled if you believe that. Your bones will get stronger because ice cream is a dairy product. It contains a decent amount of nutrients, calcium being one of them, which improves bone strength.
Some also say it makes your muscles stronger because of the sugars that are in ice cream. These sugars prevent protein breakdown with the powerful insulin spike they cause.
It may not be the most efficient way to get these nutrients, but ice cream does contain a ton of crucial nutrients such as calcium, vitamin A, C, D and E. Ice cream is also full of carbohydrates, fats and proteins; therefore, it will boost your energy. Lastly, ice cream contains lactoferrin and cytokines (I have no idea what those things are), but they both combat the influenza virus and help people get over the flu.
What is important to remember here is portion control. You may not want to eat an entire pint a day (let yourself splurge every once in a while, though). Rather, if you eat a cup a day, that is much better for you. Scientists say one can actually lose weight if they eat a cup of ice cream every day.
You still get that taste of deliciousness, but it doesn’t come at a cost to your body. So, next time you are wondering if you should get ice cream, remember this: the answer is always yes. Never say no to ice cream because it is proven to be good for you and will make you happy.