Ice cream is not entirely unhealthy. Depending on the ingredients and the amount of the serving, ice cream can be an endurance food, according to Men’s Health. It is an excellent source of calcium and phosphorus.
The key to enjoying ice cream without worrying about it being unhealthy is to eat it in moderation and to choose the low-fat and low-sugar variety. An article published in CCN recommends having a little ice cream each day along with milk and cheese because the body needs calcium for bone health. It also claims that milk, with its vitamin D and CLA content, can have cancer-fighting properties. Limit dairy consumption to two servings per day.