Do the ice-cream that you bought in store and wish to indulge with helps you burn off your fats? Ice cream is one of those things, as any aspiring health nut knows, it’s the combination of sugar and fat that leads to gaining fat (think donuts, pizza, nachos, and yes… store-bought ice cream)…
For BAD example, here are the ingredients for popular Edy’s Grand Mint Chip Ice Cream:
- Skim milk
- chocolate chips (sugar, coconut oil, cocoa processed with alkali (dutched cocoa)
- fractionated palm kernel oil
- soy lecithin, salt, natural flavor)
- corn syrup
- natural flavor
- acacia gum, guar gum, yellow 5, blue 1, carob bean gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum…
According to Abel, there are 5 emulsifiers in this ice cream concoction, including: Acacia gum, guar gum, carob bean gum, carrageenan, xanthan gum: A recent study affirms what your “gut instinct” already knew—emulsifiers like the ones in this ice cream are messing up our guts. Why is this bad? Because this messing-up of the gut microbiome is leading to the rapid increase of metabolic syndrome (the group of diseases that’s associated with obesity) and other chronic inflammatory diseases like Crohn’s and colitis. Furthermore, below are the 5 other metabolic syndrome culprit that will mess up your body hormone, health, immune function system by causing you to have leaky gut!
Corn syrup: If you’ve chosen to buy a product with corn, be aware that unless it has that USDA Organic or Non-GMO verified label, it’s probably GMO and likely to be Bt GM corn—a corn crop developed by splicing a toxic pesticide into the DNA to create a grain that kills any insect that ingests it by making their stomachs explode.
Soy Lecithin: 93% of soy grown in the U.S. is “Roundup Ready,” which means it can withstand being doused in Monsanto’s Roundup pesticides and live, while the weeds around it die. So, not only is this substance genetically modified, it’s also slathered with toxic chemicals.
Yellow 5 and blue 1: I just can’t say enough bad things about artificial colors. But let’s start with the fact that Yellow #5 has been solidly linked to hyperactivity, migraines, anxiety, and even cancer and has been banned in some European countries. In fact, only 7 colors are still approved by the FDA (and that’s because of Big Food Lobbyists) because former colors like Orange #1 were literally making kids sick. The question lingers—how was that allowed in the first place?
Natural Flavor: The thing about natural flavors is that you have no idea if you’re getting secretions from a beaver’s anal glands or actual vanilla. A lot of different “natural” chemicals and strange products (like crushed beetle) are hidden behind that label. Organic natural flavors are generally safer.
Sugar: Everyone knows that sugar is bad for us—it kicks off craving cycles, spikes insulin, makes you store fat, gives you headaches, bad skin, leads to diabetes… the list goes on—and now here’s another one. Unless “cane sugar” is specified on the label, you’re most likely getting sugar from sugar beets, and 95% of them are GMO. Here is why GMO really bad for you.
Albeit, Abel James, the famous Fat Burning Man, able to find a way to make it delicious, creamy ice cream, yet healthy that won’t torpedo your fat loss results. The trick is to make it yourself. Don’t worry, it’s easy. Abel James promise. 😉 So, skip the store-bought stuff and try this dairy free fat-burning Mint Chip Ice-Cream instead! A cool and creamy, with just enough dark chocolate to soothe the savage beast, mint chip ice cream is truly a dessert for all occasions, all ages, and every sweet craving. Garnish with a bit of fresh mint and a dash of cacao powder. Simple perfection. Let’s get started.
Fat-Burning Mint Chip Ice CreamAuthor: Abel JamesServing: 6Ingredients:How-to:
- Add coconut milk, dates, peppermint, vanilla, salt and stevia to the blender, and blend on high until dates are well incorporated and the mixture is smooth.
- Taste mixture, and add a small amount of stevia, if needed, to reach desired sweetness.
- Add half of the chocolate chips and half the macadamia nuts and blend until they’re broken into small pieces.
- Add the remaining chocolate chips and macadamia nuts and stir.
- Transfer mixture to your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Serve immediately or freeze in an airtight container (after freezing, let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes before enjoying).
- Enjoy!Notes:If you want your mint chip ice cream to have a nice green hue, simply throw in a handful of baby spinach leaves and stir in the chocolate chips instead of pulsing them into the mix.
Photo image: CollectiveEvolution.com
What if you choose to and refuse to consume GMO products and foods every single time you shop in the supermarket? You will feel #1 enthusiastic and full of joy for your life because your energy reserves speed back up quickly and efficiently, #2 your skin will become smoother, skin aging process delayed, #3 you’ll lose weight and feel great. I can’t promise how good you will look like, but I know that you’ll definitely have more energy because there is no longer toxin accumulation and toxic wastage burden in your body anymore and helps restore your body energy level.
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