develop Low Glycemic, Non-Cephalic ice cream and frozen
desserts with the same physicochemical properties and
sensory qualities of sucrose-sweetened ice cream, and
ice cream produced with chemical sweeteners.
Over a 5-year period, Human In Vivo Clinical Trials were
conduced on KID FRIENDLY ICE CREAM to
quantify the biochemical and metabolic properties of Low
Glycemic, Non-Cephalic frozen desserts in children and
and sweeteners, despite the caloric or carbohydrate content,
are capable of high glycemic reactions on blood glucose
and insulin levels. Sweeteners previously believed to
have a glycemic response of zero have recently been proven
to have definite glycemic properties. Most sugars/sweeteners
trigger both Cephalic and Glycemic responses.
Cephalic Response of a food or beverage is directly related
to fat-storing, obesity and diabetes in humans. The Cephalic
Response of diet colas/sodas is linked to weight gain,
even more profoundly than regular sugar-laden sodas/colas.
order to produce Low Glycemic, Non-Cephalic natural frozen
desserts, a natural base must be formulated with specific
properties that correspond with the mouth-feel and sensory
properties of typical ice cream products.
AN ACCEPTABLE “BASE”
base was developed by glycemic researchers beginning in
1997. The properties of a frozen dessert base acceptable
for children had to meet a variety of biochemical properties
as related to childhood fat cell size and replication,
blood glucose levels, insulinogenic response, obesity
index, and diabetes index. The base also had to maintain
a “natural” profile and match freezing curves
required in the production of ice cream products.
taste and sweetness profiles of the base were optimized
for frozen desserts, and the resulting ice cream products
were tested in children for Taste Approval. In the clinical
trials, all children reported that the KID FRIENDLY
ICE CREAM was “Equal to, or better than,
the best ice cream they had ever eaten.”
Glycemic foods and diets are linked to weight control,
health benefits, reduction of type 2 diabetes, and insulin
resistance. High Glycemic foods and diets are associated
with heart disease, obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Cephalic Index is also referred to as “Brain Glycemic
Indexing” as the glycemic excursions evidenced by
ingestion of High Cephalic foods are even higher than
those related to ingestion of High Glycemic foods.
treats are integrated into our society and denial of treats
feels like punishment to a child.
diabetic and non-diabetic children with Low Glycemic,
Non-Cephalic frozen desserts allows sweet treats to be
enjoyed by the entire family without attendant guilt.
FRIENDLY researchers have also developed chocolate candy,
gummy bears, and candies that meet the same guidelines
as the frozen desserts