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Which is better for weight loss -- sherbet or ice cream?

F. Michael Gloth, III
Geriatric Medicine
Given the choice between sherbet and ice cream, many people would look at the total number of calories and choose the scoop of sherbet. However, the calories in the sherbet mostly consist of simple sugars, while the ice cream includes protein and fat, as well as carbohydrates. There are about 135 calories in 100 grams of sherbet, compared to 200 calories in 100 grams of ice cream. Because of the energy needed to metabolize the protein and fat into usable energy forms, however, the discrepancy between the two is actually much closer in terms of effective calories.
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