fat-free/sugar free ice cream
- 06-30-2005, 08:46 PM
fat-free/sugar free ice cream
alright, i gotta know. is there any possible way this can be actually be good for you? it's sweetened with splenda. here's the info on the back:
serving: 1/2 cup
total fat: 0
total carbs: 20g
dietary fiber: 6g
sugar alcohol: 3g
picked up some last night and i'll be damned it tastes like the real thing. made by 'eddy's'. compared with an equal serving of black beans, it's damn near identical.
- 06-30-2005, 09:28 PM
I need to look into this stuff if it is as good as it seems...
I am cutting and just gave into baskin robbins.....
Originally Posted by Beelzebub
06-30-2005, 10:52 PM
07-01-2005, 12:22 AM
skim milk, maltodextrin, polydextrose, sorbitol, glycerin, whey protein, cocoa processed with alkali, mono and diglycerides, cellulose gum, natural and artificial flavor, cellulose gel, sucralose (splenda), carrageenan, acesulfame potassium, vitamin a palmitate.Originally Posted by Moyer
07-01-2005, 10:15 AM
07-01-2005, 10:23 AM
07-01-2005, 11:01 AM
07-01-2005, 11:03 AM
LOL...remember, if it sounds, or in this case tastes, like it's too good to be true, then it's probably not true. You ice cream freak!
07-01-2005, 04:05 PM
not even really a big fan of ice cream. i'm a cake guy. but when i saw it, i had to have it.Originally Posted by Cuffs
07-01-2005, 04:45 PM
I agree. I mean if you want ice cream, or even candy or cheeseburger...Its ok once in a while!. In fact, I would advise having a "cheat meal" or "cheat snack" once in a while. How elese can you keep yourself sane?...Don't give in to that crap marketing "Healthy candy", "Guilt Free Ice Cream". If your gonna have candy, have some ****ing candy!. If you gonna have ice cream have some ****ing Ice Cream!. Just don't eat 12 candy bars, or an entire box of ice cream!.Originally Posted by Cuffs
07-01-2005, 05:19 PM
I doubt the maltodextrin in there will be that big of a deal. The macro profile doesn't lie, it actually doesn't look too bad. 6g fiber? 4g protien? And no fat either? There's only 4 grams of sugar in there, so it's not "sugar free," per se, but worrying about 16 extra calories is being a bit anal, IMHO, even if they are high GI.
One thing I was always curious about; how do sweet n low, equal, etc all advertise as "sugar free" when they contain maltodextrin and possibly dextrose as well (I don't have one in front of me)? Are these not considered sugars?
07-01-2005, 09:10 PM
I believe because in each individual package it contains less than 1 gram therefore the FDA lets them say it contains zero.Originally Posted by hypo
07-01-2005, 09:11 PM
07-04-2005, 08:43 AM
There is NO question that malto's better than fructose. Yes, they are both high glycemic. But fructose is "specially bad". Your liver can use a little of it, but the body generally can't use it for glycogen -- so it just goes into fat. Pure and simple.
Malto's not like that -- eat too much and it goes to fat, but if your muscles are depleted on glycogen then GLUT-4 is upregulated and in it goes. Less fat.
07-04-2005, 09:33 AM
Fructose actually will go to restoring liver glycogen and when full it will store it for reserves (fat). I also believe that in the case of extreme glycogen depletion the muscles will uptake whatever kind of carbohydrate for glycogen restoration.Originally Posted by Malek256
07-04-2005, 09:50 AM
Yes, both correct. I should have been more explicit with the liver's use. Sorry for any confusion.
Let's just be clear: that glycogen repletion via fructose is purely the liver's glycogen and no other tissue (under normal circumstances). This is not true with dextrose or maltodextrin.
That makes for a significant difference in your ice cream, especially for "refeeds" (re: CKD's) or for brain glucose. That alone makes it a "better" cheat -- so even though it's still got "sugar" there's "sugar" (real bad) and "sugar" (maybe not bad, maybe good). Analagous to the "bad fat", "good fat" discussions -- where overexceeding need is STILL bad for body comp.
07-04-2005, 10:11 AM
07-04-2005, 11:12 AM
07-04-2005, 02:07 PM
maybe that's where i have not been seeing better results cutting recently. i buy the big bags of apples.pears,bananas & cases of oranges at the costco for portable work carbs, but i've wondered if 4+ pieces of fruit a day might be too much fructose...i'm thinking about just getting off of sugar basically for awhile.
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