Why High Protein?

Medical Conditions Requiring a
High Protein and High Fat Diet

The progressive deterioration in nutrition status frequently seen in cancer patients is often referred to as cancer cachexia. Unlike starvation, in which fat stores from adipose are depleted and protein is spared from skeletal muscle, neither fat nor protein is spared in cachexia. Cachexia affects nearly half of cancer patients, causing the clinical manifestations of anorexia, muscle wasting, weight loss, early satiety, fatigue, and impaired immune response. Cachexia does not only impede the response to chemotherapy but also is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. About 50% of all cancer patients suffer from Cachexia. Prevalence of cachexia rises in more advanced stages and is estimated to affect 80% of terminal cancer patients

Medical Conditions

Cancer

Congestive heart failure

HIV/ AIDS

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chronic kidney disease

Cystic fibrosis

Multiple sclerosis

Motor neuron disease

Parkinson’s disease

Dementia

Tuberculosis

Multiple system atrophy

Mercury poisoning

Crohn’s disease

Rheumatoid arthritis

Celiac disease

Elderly patients with poor appetite

Patients with eating disorders

Hospital Malnutrition Research

Nutritionday, in collaboration with Abbott, looked at the one-day nutritional habits and caloric intake of 10,000 patients admitted to 245 U.S hospitals from 2009-2015. The researchers evaluated the prevalence of malnutrition and linked it to food intake.

“Results of the study indicated that 51% of patients are eating 50% or less of their meals, with reduced intake linked to higher mortality. Adults who did not eat any of their food in the hospital had close to a 6 times higher risk of death compared to those who ate some food. And among those who could eat, but decided to eat nothing, only 11% were given a nutritional supplement. The study also found that close to 50% of patients admitted with ailments related to an infectious disease or those with long term care issues were at risk for malnutrition. Nearly 40% of cancer patients were also found to be at risk of malnutrition, according to study results.”

HHC High Protein Ice Cream responses to these medical issues.

How Does Protein Help with Wound Healing?

Your body needs protein to help build and repair muscle, skin, and other body tissues. Protein also helps fight infection, balance body fluids, and carry oxygen through your body. When you have a wound that's healing, think of food as medicine. Protein aids the body in repairing damaged tissues.
As the National Institute of Health points out, deficiency in protein have been shown to contribute to poor healing rates. When your body doesn’t get enough of this essential element, it has a difficult time forming collagen. Unfortunately, the wound healing process further exacerbates protein loss, as the body can lose up to 100 milligrams of protein per day due to exudation, or fluid leakage from the affected area. For this reason, a high protein diet is essential during recovery. Protein also helps fight infection, balance body fluids, and carry oxygen through your body.

Answer: Highest protein content per ounce of ice cream on the market. Starting at 2 grams of protein and high fat content starting at 14% per 4 ounce serving of ice cream

Gluten Issues 

1 in 133 people in the U.S., have celiac disease, in which gluten triggers an autoimmune response that attacks the lining of the small intestine. The body cannot absorb nutrients into the bloodstream properly, leading to anemia, delayed growth, and weight loss.

Answer: Our product contains 5ppm pf Gluten which is considered gluten free this is because we contain no artificial coloring or Malt in our ice cream.

Taste and Texture Problem

Many high protein/high fat nutritional supplements on the market have an unpleasant taste and may result in poor tolerance and acceptance. Ice cream is considered a comfort food! It is great nutritional option for those experiencing difficulty swallowing due to these 3 medical conditions (dysphagia-difficulty swallowing, dysgeusia-unable to taste and xerostomia-dry mouth)

Answer: We developed a great tasting ice cream without the protein after taste in salivary stimulating flavors.

What Type of Kosher is HHC Ice Cream?

“Kosher” is a term used to describe foods that comply with dietary guidelines set by traditional Jewish law. These laws determine which foods may be consumed and how they must be produced, processed, and prepared.

Answer: The KOF-K emblem is the internationally recognized trademark of KOF-K Kosher Supervision, one of the foremost Kosher certification agencies in the United States. When consumers see the KOF-K kosher symbol on a product, they know they are buying food that has been certified to meet the highest standards of kashrus. 

Why Soy Free?

Soy contains isoflavones, which act like estrogen in the body. Since many breast cancers need estrogen to grow, it would stand to reason that soy could increase breast cancer risk. Different studies have shown mixed results. Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Study.  Soy may interfere with thyroid hormone medication used to treat hypothyroidism

Answer: Our product is soy free to eliminate the risk to anyone dealing with cancers that grow with estrogen.

Lactose Intolerance 

People with lactose intolerance are unable to fully digest the sugar (lactose) in milk. As a result, they have diarrhea, gas and bloating after eating or drinking dairy products. The condition, which is also called lactose malabsorption, is usually harmless, but its symptoms can be uncomfortable.

A deficiency of lactase — an enzyme produced in your small intestine — is usually responsible for lactose intolerance. Many people have low levels of lactase but are able to digest milk products without problems. If you're actually lactose intolerant, though, your lactase deficiency leads to symptoms after you eat dairy foods.

Answer: Our Ice cream contains lactose amounts ranging only from 2.12g to 2.55g per 4 oz servings.  1 cup of skim milk contains 13.18 g of lactose. Health authority recommendations.