Sunday, August 29, 2010

Today's Health Tip

Just reminding all my readers to eat plenty of ice cream, because it supports a healthy lifestyle. After all, it says so on the carton.

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And thank you to my reader Trout for submitting this!


Syrlinus said...

It's like Bill Cosby once said. Chocolate cake is the perfect breakfast meal: it has eggs, flour (grain) and milk. And a glass of Orange Juice.

A Doc 2 Be said...

I always say, specifically with ice cream, why moderate when I can over indulge and help my calcium levels!

PLUS if I top it off with a diet coke, the calories are neutralized.... right?!

Baffled said...

INGREDIENTS: milk, skim milk, chocolaty chip cookie dough [wheat flour, brown sugar, sugar, butter, eggs, margarine (partially hydrogenated soybean oil, soybean oil, water, salt, soy lecithin, whey, mono and diglycerides, beta carotene color, artificial flavor, vitamin A palmitate), chocolaty chips (sugar, bitter chocolate, cocoa processed with alkali, cocoa butter, coconut oil, corn syrup solids, soy lecithin, salt, natural flavor, milk), water, natural flavor, salt], cream, sugar, corn syrup, chocolaty chips (sugar, coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali, partially hydrogenated coconut oil, cocoa, salt, soy lecithin, natural flavor), whey protein, egg yolks, tapioca maltodextrin, cellulose gum, mono and diglycerides, natural flavor, guar gum, carrageenan, dextrose, vitamin A palmitate, annatto color

Nutritional facts

Amount per 1/2 Cup

Calories from Fat

Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat 4.5 (g)
3 (g)
0 (g)

Cholesterol 20 (mg)

Sodium 60 (mg)

Total Carbohydrates 20 (g)
Dietary Fiber 0 (g)
Sugars 14 (g)

Protein 3 (g)

Calcium 6 %

Kosher Light Does not Contain Nuts


Unknown said...

If you'll check my comment from the other day (Crooks At Work, 8/25/10, 9:00 PM), you'll see that one of my recent "clients" knew the score on the real danger of ice cream.

Moose said...

It doesn't say anything about *ice cream* directly. It says "the moderate consumption of dairy products supports a healthy lifestyle."

If you're dumb enough to think that means you should eat a half gallon of ice cream, well, you probably have bigger issues.

Anonymous said...

Easiest doctor's orders to follow ever!

watercolordaisy said...

Excellent!! Headed to the grocery store now!

Anonymous said...

Baffled-- it would not be icky if you did not read all of that .Reading the ingredients of most things would turn you off of them. For icecream, just enjoy .

Tonjia said...

Ice Cream is manna from heaven.... along with donuts. ;-)

RSDS said...

Well, I remember, that in the late 1970s, after my tonsilectomy, the doctors orders included eating all the ice cream that I could eat.

Of course, that was the catch, because post tonsilectomy, I could not eat much of anything (including the ice cream) before the pain became unbearably intense.

I understand that the purpose, of ice cream after a tonsilectomy, is to keep the surgery site moist, for better healing.


Baffled said...

IMHO, this doesn't qualify as ice cream. It is some weird chemical concoction masquerading as ice cream. Real ice cream is milk, sugar and flavoring. This stuff is crap.

Anonymous said...

you must be desperate for posts today, grumpy. this is pretty lame.

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Unless I get called to the hospital, I don't see patients on the weekends.

Sparkly Jules said...


You know someone is going to spread this around and cite you as a source; "He is a medical doctor."

I got a dollar that says it happens.


Grumpy, M.D. said...

I'm just a yak herder.

Don said...

Personally, I thought that this was a pretty good post, on something besides the antics of patients. And as a diabetic, I miss ice cream a lot...especially root beer floats.

LivingDeadNurse said...

My mom's 2 cents was if you cut it in half, takes half the calories out

Anonymous said...

i think this is a pretty good post too :)

Rothase said...

Dreyers? We have something that comes in an identical package, but it's called Edy's. And isn't that Slow Churned kind supposed to be low(er) fat than regular? Me, I'll stick with my Breyer's Mint Chip (all natural!) or butter pecan- my kids hate the nuts in butter pecan, so there is more left for me!

Eileen said...

Don - make your own! The first icecream book I bought was in the USA and gives diet recipes. It's just so much better... and there's the plus that you know what's in it!

Anonymous said...

I am probably educationally deficient. But not living on another planet. Just confused/ curious.
Is "Cookie Dough" American code for something that's 'naughty but nice', aka 'ice-cream'?
(British roots showing up here.... actually, old boy)

Grumpy, M.D. said...

Cookie dough ice cream is vanilla ice cream with chunks of cookie dough (usually chocolate chip) mixed in.

Sarah Glenn said...

I hate to tell you guys this, but I eat Edy's Slow-Churned all the time. It can't be as chemical-ridden as Twinkies... :)

Frantic Pharmacist said...

Yeah, baby. Speaking as someone who could live on ice cream, I feel completely vindicated.

Sara said...

I love ice cream especially these days and I always choose the creamy ones yummy!

Olivia said...

Reminds me of a recent commercial that makes me laugh every time - the "mom" in the commercial says, " I spread Nutella on healthy foods I feed my family"

Nutella is pure fatty, sugary chocolatey deliciousness, so this lame attempt to associate it with healthy food in any way is just ridiculous.

Though, given the average American's nutritional knowledge and inability to think, it's probably a very successful commercial.

Anonymous said...

Holy crap that is too funny. I love ice cream...but I'm not saying it's good for me!


Anonymous said...

Aw!! Dr. Grumpy!! I love your blog, and I generally agree whole-heartedly with you, but I'm gonna have to (mostly) side with Edy's here! I see nothing wrong with their statement (particularly given that it's on the package of their lower-fat, yet still abso-freaking-lutely delicious product . . . a product most people I see in the supermarket pass up in favor of its "regular" higher-fat counterpart). If they had said "consuming ice cream is good for you!!", I would balk, but I personally agree that low-fat ice cream in moderation can fit into a healthy diet . . . of course, I say I "mostly" side with Edy's because I would suggest that they bold "moderate" rather than "healthy" and put it in 40-pt font. :)

- Candice

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