Jackson A. of New Bloomfield, PA: “Can a person live on nothing but ice cream?”
Good question. I once knew a guy who insisted that there were enough vitamins and nutrients in Guinness beer to live on it for a week. His friends dared him to do it and he did! He made it through the week, but I can’t say that he was in very good shape when those seven days were over.
As for ice cream, perhaps a few of our readers would be willing to test the scenario with a little real life ice cream diet? Actually, there’s no need for that, because I think I have the answer without having to binge on Rocky Road and Moose Tracks (sorry guys).
While most Turkey Hill ice cream contains some protein, vitamin A and calcium, it’s not likely that you’d get enough of those essential nutrients from ice cream alone. Let suppose you ate two servings of premium ice cream for breakfast, three for lunch, three for dinner and two more for dessert. That adds up to 1,500 calories per day (the average adult needs between 2,000 and 2,500 per day), 40 percent of your daily recommended Vitamin A and 60 percent of your Calcuim.
Unfortunately, you wouldn’t be getting any iron or consuming the recommended servings of cereals, grains, fruits and vegetables with that ice cream (though I guess if it were strawberry ice cream, you might get some fruit).
The bottom line is, while you could probably live on ice cream in theory, you can’t really live on it if you want to adhere to the USDA guidelines for dietary requirements. Besides, would you really want to eat ice cream for breakfast, lunch and dinner? Actually, don’t answer that. Personally, I find ice cream much more enjoyable when it’s one nice big bowl at the end of a long day!
YESTERDAY’S WINNER: We’re giving away two free containers of Turkey Hill ice cream every day to one comment chosen at random from that day’s blog entry. Yesterday’s winner is the owner of the comment below. An e-mail about your prize is awaiting your reply. Congrats!
FANCY PANTS NANCE WROTE:
Happy National Ice Cream Month!
Love all the varieties that Turkey Hill makes. LOVE IT!