Desserts hold a special place in everyone’s heart. Admit it or not, that’s true. You do not have to be an avid fan of sweets to agree! With their usually cute and beautiful visual presentations and fragrant aroma, desserts easily turn heads and make mouths drool. They are the final performers of full meals that truly match the idiom “Last but not the least.”
To make things more interesting, desserts are more than just a pretty face. They play meaningful and useful roles in human health as well. Learn more about what your favorite desserts have to offer! Here are 5 delightful benefits of eating desserts!
1 – Desserts are stress busters.
There’s some sort of magic that stretches out your feelings of delight when you eat desserts. Well, it’s no magic, really, but desserts truly make you feel happy. Their soft, chooey, sweet-smelling and sweet-tasting features surely leave you no frown. And even if it’s a bad day for you, desserts can uplift your mood because sugar is an effective stress buster.
Sugars can help reduce stress hormones and bring in cheerful hormones instead. Your brain releases serotonin, making you feel light, calm and happy. When you’re feeling down, grab a chocolate bar or some gummy bears. Sweets activate your mind and improve your mood. See yourself feeling better.
I know it’s a cliche, but “stressed”, when read backwards, is “desserts”. When something or someone stresses you out, eat some delectable desserts. Compose yourself. Set aside the negativity. Don’t let stress take away your smile.
2 – Desserts are high in nutrients.
Not everyone knows and not everybody believes, but desserts are high in nutrients that the human body needs. The nutritional content depends on the type of desserts and on how they are cooked and baked, but generally, well-made desserts are created with good health in mind.
Many desserts contain vitamins and fiber, and you are not even aware; you are merely enjoying the wonderful tastes and flavors. Sweets, particularly chocolates, are good antioxidants and balancers of blood pressure. They are also good for the heart. You can also better manage your consumption of sweets and fats because desserts themselves already satisfy your sweet cravings. Carbohydrates, which are needed by the body in healthy levels, can also be achieved from desserts. No wonder, desserts wrap up meals yet also give your mind and body a boost.
Moreover, to make your desserts as healthy as you please, you can bake them yourself. Of course, you will need real baking skills to do that. When you have that secured, then the next things to procure are baking recipes, ingredients, tools and equipment. You can choose from a variety of types and brands for ingredients, like bread flour, cake flour, yeast, dough, flavoring, coloring, condiments and other comestibles for baking.
In that way, you can control the amounts you put and the quality of ingredients you use, ensuring that you and your loved ones eat not only yummy but also healthy desserts.
3 – Desserts are great rewards to self.
Besides their scrumptious and luscious tastes, desserts are presented and wrapped beautifully, like gifts. That’s why many of them are actually great gift ideas. Nevertheless, you do not need to have a specific and huge celebration to give yourself some desserts. Rather, you may have small wins and consider giving yourself rewards because of them.
Desserts give a feeling of satisfaction and glee, so they can be your tokens for yourself after working hard. Regardless of the result of your efforts and projects, desserts can make you feel you have done an excellent job! And again, they can relieve your stress as they do that!
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Wow! How awesome it is indeed to enjoy those much-loved desserts responsibly, knowing that they are doing good stuff to your mind, heart and body too!
Just remember to eat sweets moderately. Do not eat too much of them, or else you might get a sore throat, tonsillitis or cavities. Especially if sugar-related diseases run in the blood, always be disciplined no matter how much you love desserts! Furthermore, there are desserts that are not really sweet, so you can opt for those.
The benefits of desserts are as lovely as them. They give sweet smiles to everyone enjoying them. The next time you’ll eat desserts or give someone sweet treats, know that you’re doing something good!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. She finds quality and well-researched writing as a worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. For her, it’s restoring and fulfilling the heart and a great way to clear the mind while loading it up with fresh learning. Film critiquing and filmmaking are among her interests too. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.
Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Quality and well-researched writing is her worthwhile avenue to enlighten and delight others about things that matter. She is a daytime writer for Mauri Baking Supplies Australia, a chief supplier of bakery ingredient solutions all over New Zealand and Australia. Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.
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