Milkshakes are something that is tempting for most of the people. Milkshakes are usually a part of everyone’s routine at least once a day.
But the question is whether milkshakes are good for your health, or they are bad for your health. Its healthiness for you depends on the ingredients of the milkshake, the individual situation of the person and the goals of the fitness of a particular person.
This is because the requirements of every person is different, if a person is a sports person then shakes are good for them as shakes are rich in protein and protein-rich diet is a need of a sports person but if a person is controlling his/her weight then avoiding shakes is better as shakes contain a lot of calories.
In these scenarios, the best option is to make your shake depending on the requirements of your body.
You need to choose the material used for making shakes depending upon the calorie, protein and fat requirement of your body. Like you can choose either ice cream or yogurt depending on your needs.
274 calories and 14 grams of total fat are contained in one cup of vanilla ice cream whereas frozen yogurt contains 221 calories and 6 grams of total fat. If you are on 2000 calories a day diet, then a cup of ice cream daily provides you 5 percent of total calories from saturated fat whereas 2 percent is given by the frozen yogurt.
So, it depends on your requirements that what will you choose, frozen yogurt or ice cream.
Choose The Type Of Milk
The type of milk you are using for making the milkshake also decides its calories and fats, and you should choose the type of milk depending on your requirements.
Normally, when milkshakes are prepared then whole milk is preferred, and even heavy cream is added to it, but instead of using whole milk you should prefer to skim milk.
And the difference of fats and calories are high between 1 cup of whole milk and skim milk. Whole milk contains 75 calories, 4 grams of fat and 3 grams of saturated fat whereas skim milk contains only 42 calories and there is no fat in skimmed milk.
If we have a look at both of the above things together then you will find that if you preparing 12- ounce milkshake from ice cream and whole milk then this will give you 349 calories and 18 grams of fat and 40 grams of carbs and 6 grams of protein but if you prepare 12 ounce milkshake with frozen yogurt and skim milk then this shake will give you 263 calories, and 6 grams of fat and the number of carbs and proteins are same.
So, decide the ingredients of your shake depending on your needs.
But you must avoid shakes from restaurants as those shakes include ice cream, whole milk, and many other flavors added.
So, the best option is to prepare the shake yourself depending on your needs but try to avoid the shakes from fast food restaurants as much as possible. Those are very bad for your health.
The badness of the shakes depends on its ingredients which can be molded according to your needs if you will prepare it your own.
So, shakes are healthy if prepared yourself according to your body requirements otherwise they are bad for you.