Unless you plan on being an offensive lineman, sumo wrestler or Babe Ruth impersonator, eating ice cream to improve your sports career probably isn’t a great idea. But an Italian researcher says he’s ready to put the status quo on ice, creating a gelato that he says can make you a better athlete.
Valerio Sanguigni, a professor at The University of Rome Tor Vergata, has patented a natural ice cream that is jam-packed with antioxidants, which he says can not only lead to a healthier life, but can also improve the athletic performance of young people. He also believes his gelato – which comes in three flavors: chocolate, hazelnut and green tea – is an especially appropriate antioxidant delivery system because its cold temperatures help conserve those healthy compounds.
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