Best & Worst

Best & Worst Ice Cream from Ben & Jerry’s

What sets Ben & Jerry’s apart from the competition amounts to more than just an affinity for jam bands and Hacky Sacks. The company remains committed to the quality of its ingredients.

Best & Worst

Best & Worst Ice Cream from Ben & Jerry’s

What sets Ben & Jerry’s apart from the competition amounts to more than just an affinity for jam bands and Hacky Sacks. The company remains committed to the quality of its ingredients.

Their dairy is hormone-free and the chocolate, vanilla and coffee they use are all Fair Trade Certified. From a strictly nutritional standpoint, though, it’s still just an ice cream brand, and an average serving of Ben & Jerry’s is packed with more fat and sugar than most of its competitors. But that doesn’t mean indulging in some of their delicious scoops has to be a hard pass if you’re trying to lose weight. Just use this simple swap to keep hundreds of unnecessary calories out of your bowl and off your belly.

Eat This!

Strawberry Shortcake Greek Frozen Yogurt, 1/2 cup

Calories

170

Fat

5 g

Saturated Fat

3 g

Carbs

26 g

Sugar

19 g

Not That!

Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream, 1/2 cup

Calories

370

Fat

26 g

Saturated Fat

14 g

Carbs

29 g

Sugar

25 g

We’re not sure whether to blame Ben or Jerry, but one of them managed to cram more than half a day’s saturated fat into their peanut butter- and chocolate-filled ice cream, making it one of the worst scoops in America! Their Strawberry Shortcake Frozen Yogurt, on the other hand, is a much safer way to get your cool, creamy fix. Even if you’re on the fence when it comes to froyo, we suggest giving this treat a try. The blend of strawberry and shortbread tastes indulgent like ice cream, and opting for the fruity flavor over the PB variety saves you 200 calories and 11 grams of health-harming saturated fat. Now that’s a winning combination!

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