We have all been confused by the ever-changing views about what we should and should not eat, fuelled by a constant stream of new studies about this or that. The headlines contradict themselves and steer us in different directions, and we are left wondering 'what is the truth? ' The age-old adage 'don't believe everything you read' comes to mind.
The human body is incredibly complex and varied and we are all different. What might be good for some can be detrimental to others, and the astronomical number of complex interactions that make us what we are is nearly unfathomable. As a result, you can search the Internet and find articles that back up any opinion.
At Perfect World we are not going to tell you what you should and should not eat, nor are we here to espouse opinions (as opposed to facts) about nutrition and health. Most everything bought on a supermarket shelf can be enjoyed in moderation, but we know that when it comes to treats, over-indulgence is a joyful pursuit not without its consequences.
With this in mind, we set out to make something that is just as delicious as the guilty pleasure, without the guilt. In other words you can enjoy it on a regular basis (as part of a healthy and balanced diet) whilst giving yourself a good dose of vitamins, minerals and unsaturated fats (see our ‘Delicious Desserts’ section for full details of these by flavour) And what’s more, you won’t be filling yourself full of sugar!
Unhealthy indulgences, like normal ice cream, chocolate bars, crisps and sugary drinks tend to be a big source of what are increasingly being referred to in the media as ‘empty calories’, meaning calories that don’t give you any nutritional benefit. It makes sense that these should be eaten only in small amounts. The idea of ‘empty calories’ is more advanced in the US than over here; there the recommended limit for empty calories is 160-260kcal per day (dependent on your age and sex) 1, and that is all the calories from added sugars and solid fats you are supposed to eat in an entire day! Perfect World Ice Cream gets most of its calories from nuts, coconut, and fruits with lots of lovely nutritious goodness intact. That means these calories can fit into your normal daily calorie allowance. We have no added sugars, our fats are mostly the unsaturated type (see our ‘Delicious Desserts’ section for percentage of these by flavour). And we know that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in the diet contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. Perfect World Ice Cream is also a good source (greater that 15% of GDA per 100g) of many vitamins and minerals (varies per flavour), and is even considered to be 'high' (greater than 30% GDA per 100g) in some of them. So how do we do it?