Admit it; as much as you want to eat a healthful, wholesome diet, there are times when you really need to satisfy your sweet tooth. To many of us, summer means ice cream, popsicles and cold drinks.
Ice cream is made from milk so it must be good for you, right? Not always, especially if you are a fan of premium brands and popular toppings. Try these tips to balance out the treat.
Popsicles come in a variety of fun shapes and colors, but most are simply water and sugar.
Beverages are a great way to cool off and avoid dehydration, but limit sugar-sweetened soda, sweet tea, coffee drinks, cocktails and other empty-calorie drinks.
As seen in the Fort Collins Coloradoan
Melissa Wdowik, PhD, RDN, LDN, FAND
is a nutrition educator with over 20 years experience as a college professor, nutrition coach, presenter and writer, as well as a nutrition consultant and founding director of the Kendall Reagan Nutrition Center.