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Five Delicious Desserts That Are Surprisingly Healthy!

Americans have the highest rate of obesity in the world, and processed foods is definitely a factor. This is why you must change your dessert habits…

Why You Must Watch Your Sugar!

According to a Harvard study, participants who had 17% to 21% of sugar in their calories were 38% more prone to contacting a cardiovascular disease in the future. Subsequently, also estimated that around 37 million Americans have diabetes, both adults and children and that dessert is an underlying factor.

Despite these warnings regarding sugar, indulging in sweet treats doesn’t have to compromise your commitment to a healthy lifestyle! So, you must try these!

If you haven’t already, check out the Whole30 Challenge if you are looking to  naturally lose weight!

i) Dark Chocolate-Covered Berries

Tasty!

  • Dark chocolate, known for its rich, intense flavor, stands as a healthier option than milk chocolate!
  • Also, berries also add natural sweetness and a burst of antioxidants.

And Healthy!

  • Moderate dark chocolate consumption associates with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease.
  • Berries, such as blueberries and strawberries, are low in calories and high in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

ii) Greek Yogurt Parfait

Tasty!

  • Fresh fruits and a drizzle of honey provide sweetness.

And Healthy!

  • A study published in the “British Journal of Nutrition” suggests that regular consumption of yogurt is linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • Honey, when consumed in moderation, contains antioxidants and may have anti-inflammatory effects, as noted in research published in “Nutrients.”

iii) Baked Apple with Cinnamon

Tasty!

  • Baked apples become tender and naturally sweeter when cooked.
  • Cinnamon adds warmth and a hint of sweetness.

And Healthy!

  • Further, apples are rich in fiber and consumption leads to a lower risk of obesity.
  • Cinnamon has been associated with potential benefits for blood sugar control, as per a review published in “Annals of Family Medicine.”

iv) Chia Seed Pudding

Tasty!

  • Chia seed pudding has a pudding-like consistency with a mild sweetness.
  • Personally, I recommend adding fresh fruits or a touch of natural sweeteners to enhance flavor.

And Healthy!

  • Chia seeds are a powerhouse of omega-3 fatty acids and fiber, promoting heart health and aiding digestion, according to research in “The Journal of Nutrition.”
  • For example, a study in “Nutrition Reviews” highlights the potential benefits of chia seeds in managing cholesterol levels and weight loss.

v) Banana Ice Cream

Tasty!

  • This one is my favorite dessert! I saved it for last!
  • Frozen bananas create a creamy, ice cream-like texture!
  • Moreover, optional additions like vanilla extract or cocoa powder make it sweeter, but I usually do not add these in.

And Healthy!

  • Certainly, bananas are a good source of potassium, which is crucial for heart health.
  • Studies also show that incorporating bananas into the diet may contribute to better metabolic health.

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

I highly recommend substituting these items in for dessert, if you consume ice cream or unhealthier options frequently.

Not only are these “fruit-desserts” delicious, but they will manage your diabetic health and you can expect to see a difference in your weight by changing your habits.

Thank you all!

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