Later this month, Nightfood slides into the freezer aisle with an impressive collection of gluten-free and low-sugar ice creams. But the inclusion of magnesium in the brand's products is causing a stir. According to the company, the ice cream recipes were formulated by sleep and nutrition experts. "Nightfood delivers seriously delicious nighttime ice cream that’s both sleep expert and cravemonster approved," boasts the brand's website.
In terms of nutritional value, Nightfood is on par with Halo Top. Both brands offer a cookies and cream flavor, for example, with similar counts for fat, calories, protein, and sugar per serving, though Nightfood doesn't use erythritol—a sugar alcohol that doesn't sit well with everyone.
Unlike other sweet treats, Nightfood's ice cream doesn't contain any caffeine and only uses natural sweeteners. If you look at the ingredient's list of the products, you'll also notice a mineral blend that includes magnesium, calcium, and zinc—three things that have been shown to improve sleep. You'll get a solid amount, too: Cooking Light reports you only need a half cup of Nightfood ice cream to meet 10 percent of your daily magnesium needs.
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