The Most Toxic Ice Cream Pint in Grocery Stores
If there's one snack the screams "comfort food," it's ice cream. During a year that's been filled with tons of uncertainty, stocking up on some ice cream pints during your weekly grocery store trips is something most people have been doing. (Although ice cream is said to be the worst food to eat during the pandemic!)
If you've been indulging your sweet tooth every now and that, that's OK, but you want to make sure you're making a smart choice. And there is one ice cream pint that is just the unhealthiest. (If you're really trying to make healthier choices, try out these 21 Best Healthy Cooking Hacks of All Time!)
So which seemingly innocent-looking ice cream pint in the freezer aisle is the biggest offender?
The worst, unhealthiest ice cream pint is…
Ben & Jerry's Peanut Butter Cup
We know—it's sad to see a beloved Ben & Jerry's flavor as the worst, but Peanut Butter Cup isn't doing your waistline any favors. Here, you're indulging in peanut butter ice cream that is loaded up with peanut butter cups. While natural peanut butter itself has plenty of health benefits, this ice cream does not.
The fact that this pint is packing nearly 100 grams of sugar is truly astounding. Keep in mind that The American Heart Association recommends men should consume no more than 9 teaspoons or 36 grams of added sugar per day, and women shouldn't have more than 6 teaspoons or 25 grams per day. If you're able to have just one serving at a time, you're still consuming 32 grams of sugar, which wipes out your day's allotment.
This pint also contains more than 100 grams of carbs. Eating a lot of refined carbohydrates can lead to belly fat and if you're not using up all that energy you get from this carb overload right away, those carbs get stored as fat. You can see the amount of total fat, saturated fat, and trans fat is downright scary, to begin with!
If eating an entire ice cream pint is something you know you can easily do (and hey, you really can resist!), there are much better options out there that you can choose instead. To get your chocolate and PB fix, why not try out Enlightened's Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream. This entire pint is just 400 calories.
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