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OF GOOD NUTRITION
TIPS FOR FINDING THE SWEET SPOT IN A BALANCED DIET.
It’s okay to indulge from time to time, but too much of anything is never a good thing. That’s why portion control is an essential part of creating a balanced diet.
THE SCOOP ON PORTION SIZES
The serving size on the Nutrition Facts Panel may or may not be an appropriate portion. A portion is defined by how much you choose to enjoy when you eat it. The Nutrition Facts Panel can help guide your choice, but the portion you consume doesn’t have to be the same as the amount noted on the Nutrition Facts Panel.
A scoop of ice cream should be about the size of a tennis ball
SERVING DISHES ARE ALSO HELPFUL WHEN MEASURING PORTION SIZES.
Choose small coffee mugs or tall skinny glasses when dishing out your sweet treats to help you enjoy in moderation.
TAKE YOUR ICE CREAM SERVINGS ONE STEP FURTHER BY PAIRING THEM WITH HEALTHY TOPPINGS LIKE FRUIT OR NUTS.
Exercise is also key to maintaining a balanced diet so get the family together and participate in an activity once you’ve finished enjoying your ice cream desserts.