You Should Have Enrolled in My College Class: You’d Have Learned to Ask, “Compared to What?”
Ice Cream is good for you if you compare it to eating junk, such as refined carbohydrates. But if you compare eating ice cream to something healthy, such as whole grains, then it is not healthy. For example, substituting 5% of daily calories with whole grains versus substituting 5% of daily calories with dairy fat, yields a 7% reduction in developing Type 2 Diabetes for those eating the whole grains compared to those eating the dairy fat. Imagine if the comparison had been made between ice cream and whole vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, and kale. Remember to ask the question, “Compared to What,” the words immortalized by Les McCann and Eddie Harris, when someone tells you something is healthy for you. Sadly, many in the media failed to learn this, and promote junk science all day long. Turn on the TV, and be regaled with up to 19 minutes of mind-numbing commercials per hour followed by inane reporting on “science” that claims ice cream is good for you.