I consider myself a connoisseur of ice cream. One of my favorite treats. The fact that I tend to be a little lactose intolerant has never stopped me from accepting an invitation. In fact, I can turn down almost any dessert, but ice cream remains victorious in every case. Well… until yesterday. Of all treats I generally expected ice cream to be less tampered with. I mean really…. how hard is this; milk, cream, sugar, eggs, vanilla. Can you imagine my surprise when I read the back of an admittedly “less expensive” ice cream and saw Propylene Glycol listed as an ingredient.
As a father of 3 competitive young gymnasts, I know something about this. I am not just their dad, I am their doctor too. Seeing your kids perform in athletics can be exciting and it’s fantastic for their development. However, it is also important to make sure they are performing in a way that is creating more health and not damaging it.