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Can ice cream aid in digestion?

Commented on January 09, 2014
Created December 31, 2013 at 4:23 AM

I actually am dealing with some digestive issues that has recently started to get better. The only thing new in my diet is ice cream. I eat Alden's organic vanilla bean ice cream, and it seems to help with keeping my stool soft, and smooth. I've read that, because of the high fat content of ice cream, it can cause you to defecate more frequently. I also eat a high fiber diet with vegetables, and fruits. I do also enjoy meat from Whole Foods, and coconut products. My digestion seems to become a problem when I eat a lot of beans, grains, or nuts. What do you all think? Please if you can include links for me to read. Here are the ingredients in Alden's Organic Vanilla Bean Ice Cream: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId=670737&storeId=10052&langId=-1

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on January 09, 2014
at 08:33 PM

It mixes while it freezes, so I bet raw milk would work.

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on January 06, 2014
at 09:53 PM

No problem, @Standout087. What would really show your appreciation is an upvote or even selecting a "best answer" - just a little gloat in the community.

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on January 03, 2014
at 11:21 PM

Happy New Years

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on January 03, 2014
at 11:21 PM

Thanks a lot for answering my question Methodician, I appreciate it :)

141c6b3d5e9506dd93881e3f9737f297

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on January 03, 2014
at 03:46 AM

another forum here (Chris Kresser)

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on January 03, 2014
at 02:51 AM

for another forum, you could take a look at marks-daily-apple here (start here)

or for just a q&a (not forum) there is this (perfect health diet)

141c6b3d5e9506dd93881e3f9737f297

(55)

on January 03, 2014
at 02:48 AM

"I figured but I really didnt care :) I figured the OP would see it and thats all that matters" True. this site is a bit 'buggy' not the easiset to work out

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on January 03, 2014
at 02:00 AM

I figured but I really didnt care :) I figured the OP would see it and thats all that matters. But I took 2 extra seconds and saw the right way so thanks. I was actually looking for a "reply" button. By the way, is there a better paleo eating forum??

141c6b3d5e9506dd93881e3f9737f297

(55)

on January 03, 2014
at 01:58 AM

just trying to be helpful. your answer made no sense unless you found the comment you were replying to

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on January 03, 2014
at 01:46 AM

Seriously, topper? I have 3 toddlers and VERY limited time, I was trying to be nice and take a moment out of my busy evening to respond to someone who I thought I could help. This "forum" is super crappy, I picked the fastest way possible to respond. Thanks for your "tip" and I guess no good deed goes unpunished.

141c6b3d5e9506dd93881e3f9737f297

(55)

on January 03, 2014
at 01:14 AM

hi S&P, you need to work out how to add a comment. tip, 'Add comment'

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on January 03, 2014
at 12:01 AM

Is it possible that you can use raw milk to make ice cream? I've read that milk needs to be homogenized in order for the ice cream to become one homogeneous mixture.

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on January 02, 2014
at 01:59 AM

Alright thank you Sweets-and-Pookie. I am actually looking for an organic ice cream that doesn't contain processed sugar. Sugar is in everything nowadays.

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on December 31, 2013
at 11:54 PM

Of course grains, beans, nuts & ice cream are not considered to be "paleo", but I cannot eat the diet that I would like to eat, currently. Thanks for the help with choosing an ice cream brand.

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on December 31, 2013
at 11:52 PM

My digestion has always been great for the most part of my life. It was when I took antibiotics for bronchitis I had like 3 years ago. Since then my digestion hasn't been the same, but it seems to be improving now. By the way, what do you eat Joanna?

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on December 31, 2013
at 11:50 PM

No, it doesn't contain carageenan. In my topic I included a link with the ingredients that are in the ice cream. I've read that carageenan is derived from seaweed, but the seaweed that carageenan is derived from cause inflammation. Is that correct?

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on December 31, 2013
at 06:04 AM

sounds very Peat-ish, http://www.dannyroddy.com/main/2011/5/9/peat-a-tarianism.html

look for gumless/additive free options such as those offered by Häagen Dazs or Strauss

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on January 06, 2014
at 10:48 PM

There is some bro-science among body builders and crossfitters that eating breyers ice cream before bed actually aids in weight loss. The real science behind it is that the dairy inhibits digestion, and you pass your food with less absorbtion.

link from a crossfit board

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on January 03, 2014
at 05:37 AM

That ice cream has a lot of gums, lechins, and starches. That could be what's bulking up and smoothing out your stool - in much the same way as it does the ice cream. However, I've been eating Haagen Daz and it seems to have a good affect on my digestion too - until I overdo it which is hard to avoid with something so delicious. I think the ice cream, especially with all those thickening agents as in yours, can be a bit of a prebiotic too.

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on January 03, 2014
at 11:21 PM

Thanks a lot for answering my question Methodician, I appreciate it :)

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on January 03, 2014
at 11:21 PM

Happy New Years

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on January 03, 2014
at 12:02 AM

Yep its definitely possible. You can even use the cream that rises to the top :)

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on January 03, 2014
at 01:46 AM

Seriously, topper? I have 3 toddlers and VERY limited time, I was trying to be nice and take a moment out of my busy evening to respond to someone who I thought I could help. This "forum" is super crappy, I picked the fastest way possible to respond. Thanks for your "tip" and I guess no good deed goes unpunished.

1dcf715c6895395fa3a7cefb8c0adb03

on January 03, 2014
at 02:00 AM

I figured but I really didnt care :) I figured the OP would see it and thats all that matters. But I took 2 extra seconds and saw the right way so thanks. I was actually looking for a "reply" button. By the way, is there a better paleo eating forum??

141c6b3d5e9506dd93881e3f9737f297

(55)

on January 03, 2014
at 01:14 AM

hi S&P, you need to work out how to add a comment. tip, 'Add comment'

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on January 02, 2014
at 02:01 AM

I'm pretty sure that would be like finding a needle in a hay stack!! What is ice cream without sugar? Plain yogurt? lol :) I hear ya though, I LOVE ice cream so I am also on a quest to find a good one. I have decided to buy an ice cream maker because you can make your own healthy versions right at home!

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on January 03, 2014
at 12:01 AM

Is it possible that you can use raw milk to make ice cream? I've read that milk needs to be homogenized in order for the ice cream to become one homogeneous mixture.

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on December 31, 2013
at 11:56 PM

By the way, if your digestion is good now and you know the things have make it worse, it sounds like you are ahead of the game compared to most people! Just keeps doing what you're doing!

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on January 02, 2014
at 01:59 AM

Alright thank you Sweets-and-Pookie. I am actually looking for an organic ice cream that doesn't contain processed sugar. Sugar is in everything nowadays.

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on December 31, 2013
at 11:54 PM

Well from my understanding, they use red seaweed which I believe is pretty harmless until they process it into carageenan which renders it toxic. Its good your ice cream doesn't have it! I had a hard time finding ice cream without it. And like I said, it seems to be in so many things! Besides all the dairy and dairy-alternative products, I've also seen it in deli meat, granola bars, and pet food!

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on December 31, 2013
at 10:09 PM

Does the ice cream have carageenan in it? You should avoid all products with carageenan for sure! Its in almost all ice creams! You may be safe with an organic one but I have seen carageenan in organic products plenty of times.

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on December 31, 2013
at 11:50 PM

No, it doesn't contain carageenan. In my topic I included a link with the ingredients that are in the ice cream. I've read that carageenan is derived from seaweed, but the seaweed that carageenan is derived from cause inflammation. Is that correct?

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on December 31, 2013
at 09:29 PM

no wonder your digestion sucks if you're eating anything but a paleo diet pahahaha

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on December 31, 2013
at 11:52 PM

My digestion has always been great for the most part of my life. It was when I took antibiotics for bronchitis I had like 3 years ago. Since then my digestion hasn't been the same, but it seems to be improving now. By the way, what do you eat Joanna?

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on December 31, 2013
at 05:26 AM

grains, beans, nuts & ice cream. Not in any way shape or form Paleo.

If I was to eat Ice Cream I'd pick a brand with less additives. Even something like Haagen Daz has the following for Vanilla IC: cream, skim milk, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract

374c9dbf4ef7eb815ccc784c169bbd49

on December 31, 2013
at 11:54 PM

Of course grains, beans, nuts & ice cream are not considered to be "paleo", but I cannot eat the diet that I would like to eat, currently. Thanks for the help with choosing an ice cream brand.

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