These common nutrition mistakes can lead anyone astray. Learn how to avoid them for better health.
43. You always choose sorbet over ice cream
THE RESULT: You miss out on ice cream’s nutritious qualities.
THE FIX: The beauty of sorbet lies in its simplicity: It’s basically just frozen, sweetened fruit juice. However, while sorbet is “light” in the fat department, keep in mind that it’s not like eating fruit. It does contain calories, mostly from sugar—many sorbets contain three times more calories (thanks to added sugar) and fewer vitamins (thanks to the extra water) than 1 cup of the actual fruit. Compared to ice cream, sorbet saves on calories and saturated fat, but you’ll also see less protein and calcium—1⁄2 cup of ice cream contains 2 to 4g of protein and 80 to 130mg calcium. Plus, the amount of sugar in ice creams and sorbets is about the same.