Ice cream, a classic favourite. It’s able to soothe our sweet tooth and can now ease our conscious due to the health benefits of choosing the “Activated Charcoal” flavour.
And I get why you might be thrown off by opting for this flavour. “Yum charcoal”’ aren’t exactly two words that seem to go together, but in actuality it definitely is worth trying. And no, I don’t mean go out to your barbecue and take a bite out of your charcoal bag. I’m talking about activated charcoal (it’s different).
Activated charcoal, is manufactured by processing carbon at very high temperatures. This changes its internal structure, reducing the size of its pores and increases its surface area making it more absorbent compared to regular charcoal.
Activated charcoal has earned the title of being the “universal antidote” to bad decisions due to its ability to absorb toxins such as drugs, viruses, bacteria, fungus and chemicals found in water.
The detoxifying and purification properties of activated charcoal make it ideal for cleansing your body of pollutants, dealing with drug over doses and preventing hangovers.
This fine odourless powder can be added to traditional flavours of froyo or ice cream. Aside from changing the colour of the ice cream to a sleek black, the flavour remains the same. Making it possible for you to indulge in tasty health benefits of activated charcoal.
My favourite place to get this treat in Canada is at ihalo Krunch for their coconut flavoured activated charcoal ice cream.
Take caution, your mouth with be temporarily stained black – but your body and tastebuds will thank you.