Have your Christmas cake and eat it too, and if any one dares to object, direct them to these five compelling reasons why your sweet indulgences are great for you!
1. Desserts have nutritional values
Carbohydrates are a necessary part of your everyday diet, albeit in limited amounts. The right dessert indulgences can contribute to your fill of carbs. Additionally, the world of baking ingredients is now packed with baking substitutes.
Almond flour, which can be substituted for all-purpose flour in various Christmas desserts, can give you a protein boost.
Cakes and puddings with fruits, nuts and dark chocolate are also chockfull of antioxidants, fibers and vitamins that are a significant part of your daily diet.
2. Desserts can help you control cravings
Extreme cravings result in imbalanced eating, which is damaging to diet plans. Believe it or not, having desserts can help you reduce weight.
Most weight-watchers steer clear of desserts, only to snap back and chow down on extreme amounts of these when stress-eating.
Studies have shown that people who incorporate desserts in an otherwise balanced diet can experience increased chances of weight-loss success in the long run. Your body satiates its own appetite for desserts when it gets these in small amounts.
3. Desserts give you an excuse to eat fruits
People who cannot bear the taste or smell of certain fruits can eat them when these nutrition-rich goodies are disguised as desserts!
From puddings to pies, most holiday dessert recipes contain fruits, cleverly marinated and folded inside fillings and layers, to be eaten by those who would otherwise avoid these produces.
4. Desserts help rectify negative dieting side-effects
A sudden decrease in your intake of carbohydrates and sugars can leave your body with insufficient glucose levels, depriving you of energy necessary for functioning. Desserts can give you your health back.
Ever wonder why hospitals hand out chocolate puddings and jellos to patients? Consuming light-sugar and low-carbohydrate-based desserts is a smooth way of getting their appetite and energy back up after an illness.
5. Desserts equal happiness
Apart from the happiness you naturally feel when get you experience that amazing chocolate lava cake, and some other desserts, you can also achieve a state of emotional well being.
No, honest! Multiple scientific researchers have revealed that dark chocolate, certain fruits, and complex carbohydrate trigger the release of serotonin, a chemical that sends signal between your brain and nerves, essentially directing them to improve your mood, reduce stress and sensation of pain, and even enhance sleep.
Allow yourself to indulge in spoonful of your favorite desserts in a balanced way, knowing that they are doing something amazing for you!
So, to all the dessert-lovers out there, don’t hesitate to enjoy some sweet treats this holiday season! To all the bakers out there, keep contributing to the world of desserts, as you responsible for making people’s holidays so much more delicious!