NO Halo for Halo Top – Avoid!
CONTAINS BIOENGINEERED FOOD INGREDIENTS
Halo Top Ice cream contains highly processed ingredients.
You are paying a premium price for air, white powders, thickeners and fillers that give you digestive issues and sneak in more calories and carbs than you thought.
Milk, cream, eggs (these ingredients are fine, but what is the source, factory-farmed animals?)
The packaging warns that they use GMO Ingredients: CONTAINS BIOENGINEERED FOOD INGREDIENTS
A sugar alcohol (may come from GMO corn), if consumed frequently it may cause gas, diarrhea, headaches, stomachache.
Prebiotic fiber – <—NOT what you think it is.
When you eat a quart of Halo Top you take in 20 grams of processed white powdered fiber that may cause bloating, constipation or diarrhea.
Prebiotic Fiber – Halo Top won’t be specific but the ingredient is probably the white powder known as IMO – Isomalto-oligosaccharides.
Typically manufacturers list IMO as fiber on the nutrition facts label, when studies have shown that IMO is partially digested and contributes to the carbohydrate content of the food. This means the carbohydrate grams listed are going to be falsely low. IMO will cause an increase in blood sugar.
Milk Protein Concentrate (highly processed “ultrafiltered skim milk”) Not what you think it is.
Ultrafiltered Skim Milk, or Milk Protein Concentrate, (MCP) is a highly processed powder that is often imported from cheap sources overseas.
“Milk protein concentrate (MPC) powders are obtained from skim milk by membrane processing (ultrafiltration, UF, with optional diafiltration, DF), evaporation and drying, containing all the caseins and whey proteins in the same ratio as the original skim milk (Martin et al., 2010).”
Read my article on MPC here to find out why you must ALWAYS avoid eating any food with MPC or “ultrafiltered skim milk” in the ingredient list.
This is another sugar alcohol. It is used as a thickener or sweetener in processed foods. Glycerine or Glycerol is highly processed from vegetable oils (like soybean oil) that are put under a combination of forces from pressure, water and temperature.
Natural Flavors – Unknown source, may act like MSG.
Natural Colors – Unknown source.
Guar Gum, Carob Gum – Thickeners and stabilizers.
Air – Air is whipped into the product so that you think you are getting a quart of regular ice cream. No.
Halo top – a quart weighs 264 grams (9.3 oz)
Real Ice Cream – a quart weighs 428 grams (15 oz)
Birthday Cake Halo Top:
Ultrafiltered skim milk, Skim Milk, Soluble Corn Fiber (GMO corn?), Sugar (GMO sugar?), Erythritol, Cream, Vegetable Glycerine, Natural Flavors (MSG?), Corn Starch (GMO?), Palm Kernel and Palm Oil, Sea Salt, Stevia Leaf Extract (Reb M), Carnauba Wax (car wax?), Sunflower Lecithin, Inulin, Vitamin A Palmitate, Cellulose Gel, Cellulose Gum, (cellulose source, GMO corn?) Mono and Diglycerides (trans fats, dangerous in any amount), Spirulina Extract for Color, Turmeric Extract for Color, Vegetable Juice for Color, Annatto Extract for Color.
Why are you spending $6 a quart on this highly processed junk ice cream?
Just buy Real Ice Cream made with organic ingredients.
NOT: Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers, Dreyers or most other store brands that are made with conventional milk (not organic), GMO corn sugar, trans fats (mono- and di-glycerides), soybean oil and carrageenan.
Better Options for Ice cream (dairy and non-dairy)
Here is one brand (if you tolerate dairy) that is easy to find in stores
Alden’s Organic Premium Ice Cream. They support family farms, made in USA, no MPC, no IMO, no sugar alcohols, no carrageenan.
Coconut Bliss Ice Cream is a great option.
NON-DAIRY ICE CREAM: Organic Coconut Milk (Organic Coconut, Water, Organic Guar Gum), Organic Agave Syrup, Organic Coconut Cream, Organic Vanilla Extract, Organic Vanilla Beans.
Paleo or Dairy-free Ice Cream options can easily be prepared at home.
Here are three recipes for you to try:
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