How To Choose Ice Cream For Diabetes?
Ice cream is not necessarily off limits when you are suffering from diabetes. Although it is best to enjoy it in moderation, there are certain types of ice cream and frozen yogurt that will not at all derail your healthful diet. Nevertheless, it is important that you make informed decisions on the type of ice cream that you should eat. Understanding Ice Cream Most varieties of ice cream are loaded with sugar, which is why people with diabetes should avoid it. One of the first things to think of when eating ice cream is the sugar content. Diabetes patients must understand how their indulgence to ice cream will fit into their diet plan. Here are some important ice cream facts to consider. Every four grams of sugar is equal to one teaspoon The more sugar that an ice cream has, the more carbohydrates it has. A serving of ice cream that has about 15 grams of carbohydrates is equivalent to one serving of carbohydrates. Any carbohydrate found in ice cream can count towards your overall carbohydrate intake for the day, which is usually different from one person to another. The fats and protein found in ice cream can help in the slow absorption of sugar. Thus, choosing an ice cream that’s high in fats and proteins might be more beneficial than the lower fat option. How to Choose Ice Cream for Diabetes When choosing an ice cream, be prepare to be overwhelmed by the number of choices in your grocery stores. The best ice cream for those with diabetes should have the lowest sugar content and should not rely on any artificial sweeteners. To determine the amount of sugar in your ice cream, find out the number of carbohydrates at the label as well as on the ingredient’s list. For people with diabetes, the best choice of ice cream is one that has less than 20 gram of overall carbohy Continue reading >>
Diabetic Homemade Ice Cream
Edible but not tasty. We've been making homemade ice cream for a number of years in our bucket ice cream churner. As another reviewer noted, the recipe calls for egg but gives no instructions to cook the mix to form a custard and eliminate egg-borne disease. Perhaps it is an oversight. It needs to be corrected. We cooked the ingredients and made a custard before freezing it in the ice cream churner. With this correction, and the use of real vanilla bean we made the recipe as directed and found the result bland, with little flavor. It wasn't awful; it just wasn't particularly good. It certainly didn't leave any of us wanting seconds. The recipe does not call for any salt, so you may want to add 1/4 teaspoon. Perhaps this will improve the flavor enough to make it enjoyable. This recipe looks promising, but as it stands, I have to say that the result was disappointing. The proof is definitely not in the tasting of this pudding. Continue reading >>
Eating With Diabetes: Desserts And Sweets
Eating with Diabetes: Desserts and Sweets By Amy Poetker, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator 11/22/2010 Id be willing to bet that most everyone has been toldand therefore believesthat people with diabetes cannot have any sugar and are resigned to living without dessert for the rest of their lives. Well, as a Certified Diabetes Educator, I'm here to tell you that this is a myth. People with diabetes can eat sugar, desserts, and almost any food that contains caloric sweeteners (molasses, honey, maple syrup, and more). Why? Because people with diabetes can eat foods that contain carbohydrates, whether those carbohydrates come from starchy foods like potatoes or sugary foods such as candy. Its best to save sweets and desserts for special occasions so you dont miss out on the more nutritious foods your body needs. However, when you do decide to include a sweet treat, make sure you keep portions small and use your carbohydrate counting plan . The idea that people with diabetes should avoid sugar is decades old. Logically, it makes sense. Diabetes is a condition that causes high blood sugar. Sugary foods cause blood sugar levels to increase. Therefore people with diabetes should avoid sugary foods in order to prevent hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and keep their diabetes under control. However, simply avoiding sugary foods does not go very far in terms of controlling blood sugar. Here's why. After you eat, your blood sugar level (aka postprandial blood glucose level) is largely determined by the total amount of carbohydrate you ate, not the source of the carbohydrates eaten. There are two types of carbohydrates that elevate your blood sugar levels: sugar and starch. Both will elevate your blood glucose to roughly the same level (assuming you ate the same a Continue reading >>
Best Low Carb Sugar Free Ice Cream
Now who doesn’t like ice cream? But it is virtually impossible to buy a healthy ice cream which is low carb and sugar free, so I have scoured my favourite sites for their best low carb sugar free ice cream recipes. This really is something to get your children involved in. They can make up their own recipe with their favourite additions – peanut butter and chocolate ice cream anyone? Mine would have to be mocha. Most ice creams are heavy on the sugar and carbs, high in colours, preservatives, use egg substitutes (read, fake), and don’t do anything to nourish us. These low carb sugar free ice cream recipes however, are simple, healthy and beautiful. These low carb sugar free ice cream recipes however, are simple, healthy and beautiful. Whether your trying to lose weight, want to eat clean, give up the colours and preservatives, control your diabetes, or simply eat real food, these recipes are for you. I have included some dairy free options also. Enjoy. Enjoy. Dairy Death By Chocolate Ice Cream – All Day I Dream About Food Low Carb Coffee Ice Cream Frozen White Christmas – Ditch The Carbs Lemon Curd Ice Cream– All Day I Dream About Food Sugar Free Mint Ice Cream Super Power Ice Blocks Red, White and Blue Yoghurt Pops – All Day I Dream About Food Yogo Berry Pops – Ditch The Carbs Low Carb Irish Ice Cream – Fluffy Chix Cook Dairy Free Bulletproof Ice Cream – Maria Mind Body Health Avocado Pistachio And Matcha Ice Cream – Healthy Foodie Mocha Latte Ice Cream Bars Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream Creamy Key Lime Popsicles – The Ket Diet Blog Avocado Sorbet – Maria Mind Body Health Real Berry Ice Cream – Ditch the Carbs Frozen Chocolate Roll – Nourished Caveman Continue reading >>
Best Ice Creams For Diabetics
Best Ice Creams For Diabetics: 5 Questions To Ask Yourself To help you both lower your blood sugar (glucose) and shed excess weight (which is often vital for diabetes control), the faculty at the Pritikin health resort suggest that you ask yourself the following 5 questions: 1 How much am I scooping out? Turn around any container of ice cream and you’ll likely see on the Nutrition Facts label that the serving size is a half cup. A level half cup. That’s the same size as those little single-serving containers of Jello pudding or Activia yogurt. Yep, four or five bites and it’s all over. So unless you’re being really careful (or using teeny-tiny bowls), you’re probably scooping out at least a cup, which means twice the calories, twice the artery clogging saturated fat, and twice the sugar that’s listed on the label. 2 Am I keeping a lid on sugar? It’s difficult to know exactly how much added sugar a serving of ice cream contains because the number you see for grams of sugar on the Nutrition Facts label includes added sugars as well as the naturally-occurring (and Pritikin-friendly) sugars from the milk and fruit ingredients. 100 calories Suffice it to say that if you’re sticking with fat-free ice creams and frozen yogurts that have 100 calories or fewer per serving, you’re probably not getting more than 3 teaspoons of added sugar, point out the Pritikin dietitians in their nutrition workshops at the health resort. But keep in mind that 3 teaspoons of added, refined sugar is still a lot, particularly if you’re concerned about your blood glucose and triglyceride levels, not to mention your waistline. The doctors and dietitians at Pritikin are far from alone in their concerns about added sugars. The American Heart Association now recommends no more than 6 Continue reading >>
What To Eat With Diabetes: Winning Ice Creams
The next time you're craving a bowl of ice cream, scoop up one of our 16 best consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved finalists or winners. We conducted blind taste panels for more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated ice creams our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval. Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. The next time you're craving a bowl of ice cream, scoop up one of our 16 best consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved finalists or winners. We conducted blind taste panels for more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated ice creams our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval. Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. The next time you're craving a bowl of ice cream, scoop up one of our 16 best consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved finalists or winners. We conducted blind taste panels for more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated ice creams our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval. Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. The next time you're craving a bowl of ice cream, scoop up one of our 16 best consumer-tasted and dietitian-approved finalists or winners. We conducted blind taste panels for more than 100 people, including people with diabetes, and awarded the top-rated ice creams our Diabetic Living What to Eat seal of approval. Please note that product information, packaging, and availability may have changed since our story first appeared. The next time you're craving a bowl of ice cream, scoop up one of our 16 bes Continue reading >>
Can Diabetics Eat Ice Cream?
By The Lifescript Editorial Staff Reviewed by Edward C. Geehr, MD It's getting warmer outside and pretty soon it'll be ice cream weather. But can you still enjoy frozen desserts if you have diabetes? Happily, the answer is yes: You can eat frozen desserts occasionally if you substitute them for other carbohydrates in your meal plan. The following tips from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) can help you choose: Watch the serving size (1/2 cup). If you eat more, double or triple the nutrient information to keep your count accurate. Watch the fat content, particularly the saturated fat. Light ice cream or yogurt contains about half the fat of the regular kind. And remember: Fat-free ice cream still has sugar, carbohydrates and calories. A no-sugar-added frozen dessert may still contain carbohydrate, fat and calories. Sweeteners commonly used in frozen desserts include aspartame and sugar alcohols such as sorbitol. Check your blood glucose after eating a frozen dessert to see how it affects you. To help you navigate your way through calorie-carb-fat counts in desserts, check out our diet ice cream taste test and below, ourfrozen dessert dietary guide. (All measurements are for a 1/2 cup serving): 133 calories, 16 g carbs, 7 g fat, 7 g saturated fat 100 calories, 14 g carbs, 4 g, fat 3 g saturated fat Fat-free ice cream(Lowest in calories and fat!) 90 calories, 20 g carbs, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat No-sugar-added ice cream(Lowest in carbs!) 100 calories, 13 g carbs, 4 g fat, 3 g saturated fat 132 calories, 29 g carbs, 4 g fat, 3 g saturated fat 92 calories, 23 g carbs, 0 g fat, 0 g saturated fat Reprinted from 101 Nutrition Tips for People with Diabetes by Patti B. Geil and Lea Ann Holzmeister. Copyright by the American Diabetes Association. Used by permission. All r Continue reading >>
Diabetic Ice Cream | Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community princessleia29 Type 2 Well-Known Member I am newly diagnosed and I have been keeping my blood sugar relatively normal which I was pleased about. I decided to treat myself to some diabetic ice cream as it has been so hot and I was so shocked to see what it did to my blood sugar the reading before dinner was about 5 and after 11.3!!! I won't be bothering with it again what is the point of making ice cream like that! I'm fed up now princessleia29 Type 2 Well-Known Member SOunds like a standard sugar spike to me - happens with regular pop and anything that has sugar in it (most sugar free junk has nothing to it so spikes you and then drops you, its why the real stuff in moderation is a better option in most cases. I love a good soy ice cream limited spike (low GI) and works for me Hi, I've just bought an ice cream maker In the vain hope that I can make my own and keep my BG down does anyone have a good recipe or know of a web site where I can fine one. We have a glut of Worcester berries at the moment so thought I'd experiment with them. Thank you Hi, I've just bought an ice cream maker In the vain hope that I can make my own and keep my BG down does anyone have a good recipe or know of a web site where I can fine one. We have a glut of Worcester berries at the moment so thought I'd experiment with them. Thank you Coincidentally, this arrived in my inbox yesterday. I haven't tried it, and unlikely to, as I'm not a great pudding fan, but here goes: Morrisons stocks "diabetic ice cream". The carb count is high so best not bought. A lot of diabetic foods use sugar alcohols such as maltitol instead of sugar. They still have a very high carb content and can ca Continue reading >>
Diabetes And Ice Cream: Yes, We Can!
The other day, after a casual dinner at home, my wife and I went out for ice cream. We'd opted to leave the air-conditioned safety of our home on this 90+ degree day, to head for an ice cream parlor that's just a short stroll from our house. As we stood there pondering the particular ice cream creations that sounded best, I glanced at my Dexcom CGM to see where my blood sugar happened to be and what that would mean for my carb counting and insulin dosing. Seeing a 97 mg/dL on my receiver, I smiled and rattled off the number to my wife who had already moved toward the counter to tell the clerk her decision. I rarely deviate from choosing either a plain scoop of vanilla, or an 'unfancy' single-scoop hot fudge sundae. But in this moment, I decided to go with a single scoop of rocky road, full of chocolatey goodness and riddled with marshmallows and nuts. I was treating myself, after all. A woman nearby had apparently overheard the first part of our conversation and realized I was talking about diabetes. She shot me a look before saying, "You can't eat that!" Without more than a second's hesitation, I shot back a quick, decisive response: "Yes, I can!" That started a back and forth that I would have preferred to avoid, about how this woman was nosing in on a private matter that didn't concern her -- one that she also had no personal insight into and no context as to who I was or how I was managing my diabetes and this particular food choice. It wasn't any of her business in the first place of course, but still she insisted that she knows a lot about diabetes and what PWDs can or cannot eat, since she has family members who happen to live with it. (((sigh))) We in the Diabetes Community know this type of person well. They're referred to as the Diabetes Police, who think they Continue reading >>
Thrive Ice Cream Is Available in No Sugar Added Flavors! The American Diabetes Association reports that as of 2012, 29 million U.S. citizens have diabetes. Simply put, roughly one in ten Americans must watch their sugar intake. According to DiabeticLivingOnline.com, ice cream suitable for a diabetic diet should contain, based on a four-ounce serving, 150 calories or less, no more than five percent saturated fat, zero trans fats, 20 grams or less of carbohydrates, 100 milligrams of sodium or less, and at least eight percent of the recommended daily intake (RDI) of calcium. A four-ounce serving of Thrive No Sugar Added Cream Vanilla meets or exceeds these guidelines, with 150 calories, five percent saturated fat, zero trans fats, 17 grams of carbohydrates, 70 milligrams of sodium, and a whopping 25 percent of RDI of calcium! Also included are seven grams of protein, five grams of fiber, 24 vitamins and minerals, four active probiotics including patented GanedenBC30® for digestive and immune health, plus all natural flavors and colors. Thrive Ice Cream is reduced lactose, certified Real Dairy, and appropriate for kosher and gluten-free diets. Even with just three grams of sugar, No Sugar Added Thrive Ice Cream tastes sweet. We use Maltitol Syrup as the sugar alcohol replacing the carbohydrate sweetener and a blend of Sucralose (Splenda) and Acesulfame Potassium as the high intensity sweeteners. Maltitol was chosen as it’s relatively high in sweetness, lower in calories than sugar, and has the highest laxation threshold (100 grams/day) of all sugar alcohols. The blend of Splenda and Ace K give the most sugar like flavor without the bitter or metallic aftertaste of some high intensity sweeteners. Continue reading >>
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Commercial Ice Cream
Diabetes Forum The Global Diabetes Community Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community Christine McMillan Type 2 Well-Known Member not interested in making my own, don't like sorbet. Are there any nom-dairy ones? I know ice cream vans sell them in cones cos my ice cream van man does (I have a dairy intolerant daughter and grandson), but would like to havvsomething to eat on desserts as well as cones. Have discovered what I really like (cornettos) ought to be kept out of my house on calories alone!! There's vegan ice cream made with soya milk but the name escapes me for the moment. Will post again if I remember it. Christine McMillan Type 2 Well-Known Member There's vegan ice cream made with soya milk but the name escapes me for the moment. Will post again if I remember it. Thanks, that'll be suitably expensive then not to buy! (As a diet controlled diabetic, I can't afford to fall off a strict diet). Thanks, that'll be suitably expensive then not to buy! (As a diet controlled diabetic, I can't afford to fall off a strict diet). What diet do you follow? Oppo ice cream is relatively low carb if that's what you were after. Its not cheap but a little can go a long way. Christine McMillan Type 2 Well-Known Member What diet do you follow? Oppo ice cream is relatively low carb if that's what you were after. Its not cheap but a little can go a long way. A healthy diet, but low gi in carbs. Husband is on diabetic medication and to be fair so far his 'numbers' have dropped so well, his meds have been halved, we eat the same but he exercises more than me, where does Oppo ice cream come ftom? Whilst I know churning in an ice cream maker can be a pain, at least that way you know what's in it. I did a no-churn ice cream a while ago for my OK. The one Continue reading >>
Best Ice Cream For Type 2 Diabetes
Ice cream does not have to be strictly off limits for people with type 2 diabetes. While it is still best to enjoy ice cream in moderation, there are ice cream and frozen yogurt choices out there that will not derail a healthful diet. People with type 2 diabetes have more to think about than simply ruining their diet with ice cream. Their main concerns are about how ice cream will affect their blood sugar levels, since controlling this is critical to managing diabetes. While people with diabetes can include ice cream as part of their healthful diet, it is important for them to make informed decisions about what ice creams they should eat. Understanding ice cream sugar servings Most ice cream has a lot of added sugar, making it something a person with diabetes should avoid. Because of this, one of the first things they should consider when choosing an ice cream is the sugar content. People with diabetes need to understand how their ice cream indulgence fits into their overall diet plan. Here are a few facts for people with diabetes to consider: Every 4 grams (g) of sugar is equivalent to 1 teaspoon. The more sugar that is in the ice cream, the more carbohydrates it has. An ice cream serving with 15 g of carbohydrates is equal to 1 serving of carbohydrates. Any carbohydrates in ice cream will count towards the total carbohydrate goal for the day, which will be different for each person. Protein and fat found in ice cream can help slow absorption of sugar. Choosing an ice cream higher in protein and fat may be preferable to choosing a lower fat option. A suitable portion of ice cream for somebody with diabetes is very small, usually half a cup. But most people serve much more than this. It is crucial that a person with diabetes sticks to the proper portion size, so they kn Continue reading >>
Ice Cream For Diabetics That Doesn't Raise Blood Sugar
You may think ice cream is off-limits if you've recently been diagnosed with diabetes -- especially since many varieties are high in sugar and cause your blood glucose to rise rapidly. If you're looking for sugar-free varieties that don't raise blood sugar, the bad news is ... there aren't any. You can find ice creams labeled "no sugar added." However, these contain carbohydrates and naturally occurring sugars, which raise blood glucose. The good news is you can still fit ice cream into your diabetes meal plan. Video of the Day No Sugar Added: The Not-So-Sweet Truth The "no sugar added" varieties of ice cream are sweetened with sugar substitutes such as sugar alcohols and sucralose, better known as Splenda. However, this doesn't make them sugar-free. Most "no sugar added" varieties are made using milk, which contains lactose -- a naturally occurring sugar. In addition, some sugar substitutes contribute carbohydrates and raise blood sugar, though not as dramatically as table sugar. What's more, some people find the taste of ice cream sweetened with sugar substitutes unpalatable. It's Not Off-Limits: Here's Why People with diabetes aim to eat a predetermined, consistent amount of carbohydrates at each meal -- 45 to 60 grams is about right for most people, according to the American Diabetes Association. It's common to think that you must avoid all forms of sugar when you have diabetes, but this isn't the case. As long as the total amount of carbs at a given meal remains within your target, you can fit sweet treats in every now and then. Eat sweets with your meal, instead of separately, so that you're consuming nutritious components such as protein and fiber, which help stabilize blood sugar. Make adjustments in your meal when planning to compensate for the ice cream. For e Continue reading >>
Ice Cream: Okay For Diabetics?
Expert Q&A I just learned that I am diabetic. Can I still eat ice cream? -Monica from Georgia Even though it is okay for diabetics to eat sweets such as ice cream, I always stress caution, as these foods are usually very high in calories and can wreak havoc on your blood glucose control. Moreover, they add empty calories to your diet and provide little nutritional benefit. With that said, if you decide to eat sugar or sweets, do so carefully. Do not merely add them, plan for them. The best way to do so is by first understanding how your blood sugar levels react to certain sweets. It is also a good idea to take your blood sugars before and after eating them. If you want to have ice cream for dessert, wait 2 hours after dinner, during which time you can go for a walk. Then, check your blood sugars. Take the right amount of insulin or oral medication, and check your blood glucose 2 hours later. If your blood glucose is below 160mg/dl, you body should be able to tolerate a small dessert. Examine the nutritional facts on the carton, focusing on the carbohydrate count. You should aim for no more than 30 grams of carbs, which is usually equal to one-half cup. It is easy to ingest far too many carbohydrates and calories when eating sweets. If you do eat foods that contain sugar, exercise a bit more than you usually do. This will help you burn off the extra calories and decrease the rise in blood sugars. In addition, many sugar-containing foods like ice cream and cookies are high in fat, so seek out low-fat, low-carb options. It may be a good idea to work with an experienced dietitian or diabetes educator to develop a meal plan that is both satisfying and keeps your blood sugars in check. Have a question for our Experts? Send it in! Continue reading >>
The Scoop On Ice Cream And Diabetes
For many people, summertime and ice cream often go hand in hand. But if you have diabetes, you might be thinking that ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato and sorbet are all off-limits. While ice cream isn’t exactly a health food, it’s not necessarily a food that you have to avoid, either. The key is knowing how to fit it into your eating plan. First, let’s review some of the tasty frozen treats that are out there: Ice cream: A sweet, frozen treat made from cream or milk that contains flavorings and sweeteners. Regular ice cream must contain at least 10% milk fat; ice cream that contains “additions,” such as chocolate, fruit or nuts must contain at least 8% milk fat. Ice milk: Ice milk is similar to ice cream. But, because it’s made with milk instead of cream, it’s lower in fat. Soft-serve ice cream: Ice cream that has double the amount of air as regular ice cream, giving it a lighter texture. Slow-churned ice cream: A frozen treat made with a combination of whole milk and low fat milk, sugar and flavorings. The ice cream is churned in a special way to give it a thicker texture. It has 1/3 the calories of regular ice cream. Frozen yogurt: Frozen yogurt is made with nonfat milk, sweeteners and, sometimes, active cultures like those found in regular yogurt. Gelato: Similar to ice cream, this Italian-style dessert has less air than regular ice cream so it has a denser texture. Sherbet: A sweetened, frozen dessert made with milk or cream and fruit juice. Sorbet: Sorbet is made with pureed fruit, sugar and water. It does not contain any dairy products. Italian ice: A frozen dessert made with fruit, water, sugar and, sometimes, egg white. Italian ice is very low in calories. What’s the best choice? All of the above frozen delights contain carbohydrate, and some co Continue reading >>