Summer Tip: Ice Cream Substitute

It’s hot.

If you are anything like me all you want is a large glass of Ice Tea or even better Ice Cream, but we both know that we shouldn’t. The more fluid we put on before treatment is more fluid that we have to carry and that our hearts have to deal with. Then we have even more to take off during treatment and that leads to cramping and low blood pressure. 

So what are we to do?

Well I stumbled on an interesting solution that not only cooled me down, slaked my thirst, and proved to be a healthy snack.

What is this amazing thing?

Corn.

More specifically refrigerated sweet corn on the cob. You can easily eat it off the cob or you can use a small bowl, a large bowl, and a chefs knife to cut it off the cob or you could use a bunt pan. I suggest that because I know some of you have to wear dentures and that biting corn on the cob might not be the best thing in the world for them

 

cutting-corn[Image courtesy of food.theplainjane.com]

cutting-corn-bunt[Image courtesy of simplystated.realsimple.com]

Nutrition:

Now here is where it gets a little tricky because the information I am about to give you is for a small ear of corn, about 5 1/2″ to 6 1/2″ long. 

Here is a link so you can see the information about the corn size you have.
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2980

Small Ear of Corn:

Calories 63
Protein 2.39g
Carbs 13.65g
Fat 0.99g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 11mg
Potassium 197mg
Phosphorus 65mg
Calcium 1mg
Fiber 1.5g

[Feature Image by Parker & Biley]

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