Did you know you can make Keto Zone Ice Cream with the Keto Zone Shake? It’s easy. It’s called mason jar ice cream because you don’t need any special tools or appliances, just a mason jar to shake it!
What’s more, our Keto Zone Mason Jar Ice Cream is nourishing. Unlike most store-bought ice cream, it’s loaded with ingredients that actually promote health and wellness rather than junk ingredients that drag you down.
Here’s how to easily make Keto Zone Mason Jar Ice Cream with the Keto Zone Shake!
In case you haven’t guessed, this is no ordinary ice-cream. The average store-bought ice-cream has 250 calories and 25 grams carbs (2 grams fiber, 21 grams sugar), and is made from:
cream, liquid sugar (sugar, water), skim milk, water, cocoa (processed with alkali), wheat flour, sugar, soybean oil, brown sugar, egg yolks, chocolate liquor, cocoa, honey, guar gum, cocoa butter, vanilla extract, salt, baking soda, natural flavors, soy lecithin, carrageenan
The ingredients that stand out are 3 types of sugar, and soybean oil.
First, sugar. Not only can overeating sugar cause elevated blood glucose, insulin resistance, weight gain, inflammation, and high triglycerides, it’s now linked to elevated breast cancer risk (1).
In fact, sugars in liquid form are the quickest sugars through the digestive tract and have the most potential for destruction.
Next, soybean oil is one of the most detrimental ingredients found in our commercial food supply. It can cause declines in:
Takeaway Message: Leave the Ben & Jerry’s, with its 3 types of sugar and soybean oil, on the shelf.
Opposed to eating harmful, sugary ingredients, our Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream is made of real foods to improve your health. In fact, cocoa is at the center of this recipe, and the Chocolate Keto Zone Shake. This nutrition all-star can improve health in many ways.
Cocoa is an amazingly delicious, nourishing food. It is a high antioxidant, anti-inflammatory powder.
Cacao contains health-benefiting compounds called flavanols. They cross the blood-brain barrier to affect brain health and mood. One flavanol is phenethylamine (PEA). It has natural pain- and stress-reducing properties. It also increases endorphins to improve focus.
What’s more, cacao improves mood by raising serotonin levels and contains theobromine, a mild stimulant sometimes used in the treatment of depression.
One study of older adults showed an increase of 10% brain blood flow with cacao. Other studies show improved blood flow and cognition in those with and without a deficit, indicating a potential use for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
It starts with nitric oxide. When it increases artery dilation and blood flow, it reduces blood pressure especially in older adults and those with hypertension (5, 6).
What’s more, cacao may reduce the risk of stroke and heart attack. One review of over 157,000 people showed that higher chocolate consumption was associated with a significantly lower risk of heart disease, stroke, and death (7).
In addition to a small amount of caffeine, cacao delivers anti-fatigue nutrients. These include:
A small study from London showed a decrease in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome symptoms after 8 weeks of cacao treatment (8).
When cells are more sensitive to insulin, they are healthier. They deal with carbohydrates better, require less insulin to store them, and store less fat.
The flavanols improve insulin sensitivity, and they:
Individual components of cacao have been shown to induce cancer cell death and prevent the spread of cancer cells in test tube studies (11).
In animal studies, scientists have reduced breast, pancreatic, prostate, liver and colon cancer, and leukemia with cacao components (12).
The human studies are promising but general. Flavanol-rich diets may decrease cancer risk.
Sure, free radical damage sounds bad. But what is it and what causes it?
Unfortunately, most everything around you can cause it.
In fact, sun exposure, cigarette smoke, toxic chemicals in the environment and foods, pollution, and even some of our own body’s biochemical reactions can cause free radical damage and its accumulated oxidative stress.
When we consume antioxidants, we consume compounds that neutralize free radicals and work to heal cells.
Cacao has more than 300 different antioxidant chemical compounds and more than 20 times the antioxidant power of blueberries. And while other foods antioxidants diminish with time, cacao has demonstrated stability in samples over 75 years old (13)!
In addition, our Keto Zone ice cream is made with low-carbohydrate high-fat dairy or coconut milk, MCT oil, and avocado powder (some of these found in the Keto Zone Shake). These fats work to promote:
Skip the store-bought inflammatory, junk-ingredient ice-cream and make Keto Zone Mason Jar Chocolate Ice Cream instead! It only takes a few minutes, and a lot of shaking (good exercise).