When in the mood for a frozen treat, you may reach for ice cream or frozen yogurt. Other options exist, however. Ralph's Italian Ices are a lower-calorie alternative to ice cream.
One serving of Ralph's Italian Ice is 1/2 cup, or 4-oz., which contains 175 calories, according to LIVESTRONG's MyPlate Calorie Tracker. Be careful of the size you choose to indulge in when ordering -- you can easily end up with several servings.
Macronutrients in Ralph's Italian Ice
This frozen treat contains 10 g of fat per serving, half of which are saturated fats, says MyPlate. This is a significant amount of fat for a relatively small serving size.
Containing 18 g of sugar and 19 g of carbohydrate. Italian ice can cause a spike in your blood sugar level, which can make it difficult to maintain a healthy body composition if you indulge on a regular basis.
Ralph's offers a sugar-free option for some of its flavors, according to MyFitnessPal.com. These choices contain only 87 calories and 1 g of fat. Carbohydrate levels remain about the same as in the regular versions of these flavors.
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