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Are those new healthy ice creams really healthy?

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Healthline published an article about new "healthy" ice creams such as Halo Top, Arctic Zero and such.   While these may have some benefits, there also seems to be some things about them that aren't so great.  Have a read here:


What are your thoughts on these desserts?  Do you find the pros outweigh the cons?  Are these treats helpful to your diabetes management?

posted Sep 14 in Conversation by KarenG (16,340 points)

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I love ice cream, but stay away from it to keep my weight and diabetes in check.  When I do eat it, I prefer the real thing, but in moderation.  Unless I am feeling depressed, then I might overindulge.  As for the so-called healthy ones, I would never buy them.  I try to stay as far away as I possibly can from artificial sweeteners.  I've had extreme and sudden headaches from both Sweet n Low and Equal.  I'm too afraid to try any of the more recent ones.  I know that they've shown up in ready made foods that I've eaten, but I try to prepare as much of my food as possible.
answered Sep 19 by SaritaBWilson (380 points)
I agree, Sarita, I tend to stay away from artificial sweeteners too.  (Although I do drink one can of diet Coke a week.). Like you, I try to make as much of my food from scratch as I can.  I found that mashing up a banana and freezing it can make a good ice cream substitute!
answered Sep 20 by KarenG (16,340 points)
As a dancer, I have to strive to stay underweight- so ice cream is basically taboo.If I do splurge, I'll have the real thing.It is rich enough in terms of flavor so a very small portion satisfies me.  I find that like other things, the real ice cream is lower in carbs than the lower fat versions.
answered Sep 26 by artwoman (1,060 points)
I don't know about "healthy" but they don't raise my blood sugar much. I like some of the halo top flavors.
answered Sep 26 by Madelyn (330 points)
I was wondering about that, Madelyn.  I think if they are easier on blood sugars, I'm willing to give them a try!  Thanks for sharing.  By the way, which Halo Top flavors do you recommend?
answered Sep 27 by KarenG (16,340 points)