It’s almost impossible to find someone who doesn’t enjoy having a scoop of delicious desserts or a handful of cookies after dinner or just with evening coffee. But just as much as we love desserts, deep down, we know how threatening they could be for our health and overall well-being.
But what exactly makes desserts bad for our health?
Most of the regular desserts we can name are trans-fats, refined carbs, and the lack of highly calorie-dense nutrients. Most desserts made out of refined white sugar, white flour, and trans fat quite literally serve high cholesterol and diabetes on a plate! The dairy used in regular desserts like butter, cheese pose massive amounts of both fat and cholesterol and even less nutritional value.
But there are alternative ways to make desserts at least somewhat healthier without really compromising the taste. Here’s the solution- vegan desserts!
100% dairy and animal fat-free vegan desserts rely on quality plat-based, whole-food ingredients like fruits, nuts, maple syrups, honey and so on, very close to their natural states. That means vegan dessert provides us with the maximum nutritional potential we could get from any healthy dessert ingredients.
In this article, let’s talk more about how vegan desserts treat the healthiest alternatives to traditional desserts by retaining the same taste and sweetness.
Unsaturated fats are one of the essential components of a healthy diet that are found mainly in vegan dessert ingredients. Not just lowering LDL cholesterol levels, foods with unsaturated fats also helps with controlling inflammation, building more robust cell membranes in the body and reducing the risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Ingredients used in desserts are enriched with nutritional value and unsaturated fatty acids.
Let’s check some of those vegan ingredients-
Nuts: these delicious foods are high-fat contents and a great source of energy. Nuts like almonds, peanuts, cashews, walnuts are rich, healthy substances such as fibre, minerals, vitamins, and proteins.
Certain oils: both for baking and cooking vegan dessert goods, unsaturated oils are essential ingredients, especially for a lipid-lowering diet. Oils like avocado oil, olive oil, peanut oil, soybean oils and vegetable oils like sunflower oil, corn oil, safflower oil or canola have unsaturated fat, which helps to lower the risk of heart diseases. These oils are also great alternatives to oils high in unsaturated fat like butter or margarine.
Dietary fibre, also recognised as roughage or bulk, is a necessary food component. Unlike other food components such as carbohydrates, proteins or fats- your body doesn’t digest fibre. With adequate fluid intake, your body can easily break down the fibre, absorb and pass relatively intact and move down your digestive tract and out of your body.
Many research studies show that adequate fibre intake helps tremendously reduce the risk of chronic diseases, obesity, and diabetes and so on. Doctors also recommend consuming the right amount of fibre daily as well. Common vegan dessert ingredients like dates, strawberries, raspberries, oranges, pear, apples with skin, bananas, whole grains, beans, legumes etc., are high in fibre and many other nutritious values.
If you are lactose intolerant or having a dairy-free diet but have a sweet tooth, vegan desserts are your 100% guilt-free treat. Despite not containing any milk, dairy products, eggs or animal gelation, Vegan desserts- DO NOT compromise with a luscious, mouth-watering taste most healthily and organically possible.
Milk is creatively replaced and prepared by plant milk like oat milk, rice milk, almond milk, soy milk, etc. Other dairy products like yogurt, cream, cheese are replaced by tofu and many other organic, non-perishable ingredients. You don’t have to negotiate the taste of sweet goodness, even while positively impacting our health, environment and animals.
So to all the dessert lovers out there, power through with luscious vegan desserts! You can replicate any sweet delicacy with an endless number of natural, organic and not to mention healthy vegan dessert ingredients. Pud for All Seasons offers delicious gourmet vegan and gluten-free puddings all over Melbourne. Contact us to try out their delicious homemade puddings online.
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