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Halt at the Dairy Bar: Moderation is Always in Good Taste!

June 28, 2013 - By Nautilus Plus

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With the warm season at our doors, the bathing suit is out, and we can finally enjoy the beautiful days of summer. When we want to cool down a bit, the traditional trip to the dairy bar is still one of the best options. However, the nutritional quality of the treats offered leaves something to be desired. So here’s a glimpse of the best and worst choices you can make at the dairy bar, as well as a few nutritional strategies to keep in mind:

· Choose the smallest serving size. There can be a difference of as much as 500 calories between the small and large sizes of a frozen dessert.

· One scoop of ice cream is enough. That way, you will save 150 calories, and about 10 g of sugar.

· Stay away from extras such as whipped cream, candy, biscuits, syrup, and coulis.

The best choices

  Calories Sugar Bad fats
Ice cream cone, small 100 to 110 9 to 10 g 2 à 3 g
Fruit sorbet, small 150 28 g Not much
Fruit smoothie, small 165 20 g None
Ice cream sandwich 170 9 g 4 g
Frozen tofu, small 175 27 g Not much
Frozen yogurt, small 230 30 g 8 g

The worst choices

Calories Sugar Bad fats
Ice cream cone, large Around 550 50 g Around 15 g
Frozen desserts (Banana Royale, parfait, sablés (shortbread), etc.) 600 to 1000 60 to 100 g 15 to 30 g
Ice cream, syrup, and candy (frozen cup), large 700 calories 90 g 17 g
Milkshake, large 1050 145 g 25 g
Ice cream mixed with candy (Swirl, Blizzard, etc.), large 1150 150 g 28 g

If you are still concerned by the amount of calories contained in frozen desserts, why not ditch the car and walk or ride a bike to the dairy bar, if possible? This way, you will enjoy the sun, and your treat will be that much more refreshing!

By Vanessa Martin, nutritionist

Halt at the Dairy Bar: Moderation is Always in Good Taste! is a post from Nautilus Plus. The Nautilus Plus blog aims to help people in their journey to fitness through articles on training, nutrition, motivation, exercise and healthy recipes.
Copyright © Nautilus Plus 2013

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