It is the temptation of all food, the last dish, although not the least important. Eat and enjoy, but always “keep a place” for best dessert is one of the most common Feelings among those who wait for that moment to savor a delicious sweet dish.
Even more, if the food is away from home, the option of finishing a lunch or dinner with yogurt or a piece of fruit seems unattractive. Most of the desserts in the gastronomic sites are full of refined flours, sugars and saturated fats, which makes them more addictive.
And as many doctors and nutritionists recommend skipping this dish, someone put the solution on the table: Walter Willett, a nutritionist at the Harvard School of Public Health, in the United States, found a dessert that he considers healthy, tasty and easy to make in any restaurant. He named it the three pleasures for the three ingredients that make it up: dark chocolate, red berries, nuts.
Three simple pleasures for your dessert
Black chocolate, for example, adds flavor to the dessert without the high amount of sugar that milk chocolate usually has.
It also provides flavonoids capable of reducing blood pressure and controlling insulin resistance.
-It is also interesting to remember that dark chocolate is rich in multiple beneficial minerals, such as potassium, zinc, magnesium or selenium.
-You will also be interested to know that including this variety of chocolate in our dessert will help us reduce cholesterol.
There are several studies that remind us that, thanks to its high antioxidant content, we are able to regulate even the bad cholesterol or LDL.
The red fruits, ideal for the dessert
Including red fruits in our diet has great benefits. Not only do they provide us with antioxidants, but they also have a high content of nutrients where calories are very well balanced.
Currants, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and even pomegranates … any option is good for our dessert.
Simply take advantage of the season of any of these fruits. They are delicious and their main virtue is to take care of our heart health.
Nuts, almonds, and hazelnuts
For Harvard University, not only nuts make up these three healthy pleasures of our desserts. We speak of any dried fruit, such as almonds, hazelnuts, cashews …
Also, their vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fiber make them a fabulous food that we should always keep in mind in our diet.