Ice Cream Put on the Defensive
The group released a report last month (which happened to be National Ice Cream Month) that depicts ice cream as a calorie-laden wolf in sheep's clothing.
"Everyone knows that ice cream isn't good for you - it's a splurge," said the group's senior nutritionist Jayne Hurley. "But most people don't realize how much of a splurge it is."
The study looked at saturated fat and calories in some of the most popular treats from sources such as Baskin-Robbins and Ben & Jerry's. It found that a chocolate-dipped waffle cone with one scoop of Chunky Monkey ice cream at Ben & Jerry's has about 820 calories and 26 grams of saturated fat - about as much as a one-pound rack of baby back ribs.