By Corey Lewis, CPT, CSCS
Real Good Foods makes their super-premium low-calorie ice cream by combining fresh milk, cream, and butterfat. Although a one-pint container packs a generous 530 calories, there are only 180 calories per serving, 0% of which come from any added sugars.
This product contains only four grams of protein per serving, with a total of 12 grams of protein in the entire container.
There is no need to feel guilty about your diet plan when you choose ice cream by Real Good Foods. It’s very delicious and uses only natural sweeteners and fresh ingredients.
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There’s an idea that ice cream isn’t something that fit people can eat. If you’re into fitness, then you’re supposed to subsist on granola and broccoli, or something. The truth is that ice cream and fitness can go hand in hand, but you need to approach it in the right way.
Realgood Foods gives you an easy way to enjoy a sweet treat without breaking your diet or kicking yourself out of ketosis. The company does this in a couple of ways:
Let’s expand on one point from the discussion above. How is low-carb ice cream healthy when it’s not a low-calorie product? It comes down to where the calories come from and how the body processes carbs, including refined sugars (but not fiber).
If you take a look at the nutrition label for Realgood ice cream, you’ll find that there are nineteen total carbs, with two grams of fiber. Subtract for the fiber and you end up with seventeen net carbs. For those following a low-carb diet, you just need to keep your carbohydrate intake below one hundred to one hundred and fifty grams per day. That’s pretty simple with this ice cream.
However, for those going keto, the golden rule is to consume fewer than fifty grams of carbs per day. With just seventeen net carbs per serving, this ice cream still manages to deliver where it counts. Of course, there are plenty of other options to explore when it comes to low-calorie ice cream, although many of those choices don’t offer the same creamy mouthfeel that you’ll find with Realgood ice cream.
Finally, you might be on the fence about this ice cream because it’s made with real milk and cream. Is milk good or bad? There’s conflicting evidence. Yes, milk is packed with vitamins, nutrients, minerals, healthy fats, and more.
However, the fact remains that the ability to process milk as an adult is a recent mutation in the human genome and that milk does act as an inflammatory in the body, which can exacerbate autoimmune conditions, inflame acne and eczema, and even lead to difficulty breathing. Plus, if you’re worried about animal welfare, then milk and cream may not be on your (vegan) list of approved foods.
You don’t need to skip dessert completely to get healthy and fit. You just need to make informed choices when it comes to what you eat, just like every other meal of the day. Realgood ice cream is high-fat, low-carb, and high-protein, which makes it a perfect sweet treat for keto dieters, or those looking for low-carb desserts.
However, it’s milk and cream content may make it off-limits for those who are vegan or have concerns about how good milk is for the body. The best option? Know what you want for your body, and choose your treats appropriately.