Sugary sweets, containing refined sweeteners, white flower and highly processed hydrogenated oils, are everywhere on the shelves of our supermarkets. Most commercial desserts have very little of essential nutrients and, instead, are loaded with sugar and chemicals that wreak havoc on our health.
However, can sweets be healthy at all?
I would say “Yes” - it is quite possible to satisfy our inborn taste for sweets with desserts that are both healthy and nutritious, just like our grandparents used to do.
Their desserts usually featured ripen fruit in season, crispy nuts, raw honey, natural maple syrup, or unprocessed date sugar.
Also, most traditional desserts combined fruit or other sweet things with some fat, such as cream, butter, or egg yolks, to accompany them.
This practice if very wise, since adequate fats not only slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, but also promote a better assimilation of minerals and vitamins.
However, the best recommendation is that even natural sweeteners should be eaten only occasionally, maybe one or twice a week.
Healthy Traditional Dessert Recipes:
Peel and slice 8 oranges.
Chill well and serve.