Low Fat, Low Calorie Dessert Recipes
Written by Diet Bites
Diet & Sugar Free Recipes
Remember - Desserts spelled backwards spells STRESSED.
Culprits in Dessert Recipes
There are two: sugar and oil. Both contain substantial calories so which is the worst of the two? In our opinion, oil 'takes the cake'. Why so? Because each tiny Tablespoon contains 120 calories; each cup contains about 2,000 calories.
On the other hand, white granulated sugar contains about 800 - 774 to be exact. However, no matter how much sugar is consumed, the amount of fat contained therein will always equal zero grams.
It's also important to note that different oils contain different distributions of fat. The healthier versions include: extra virgin olive oil, peanut and canola. The higher the saturated fat content, the lower the health values as saturated fats are notorious for clogging arteries over time.
How about instant 'gratification'? Oh yes - when it comes to fat consumption. It will have an immediate impact on cholesterol blood level readings; our blood cholesterol is continually changing. It will differ tomorrow from the readings today.
This is just one reason why taxing sugar or even considering the wacky slashing of sugary soda from menus is a bit nuts. Actually, it's A LOT of ignorance and it's a pitiful display if this is the best our so-called leaders can do. Before we get too steamed-up over nutritional ignorance, let's take a look at the fat distribution of peanut oil:
Real Sugar vs Fake
While white table sugar adds a plethora of calories to recipes, is it really worse than sugar substitutes? In our opinion - based on personal studies, absolutely not. It does impact dental health more negatively than the substitutes.
But the substitutes hamper immunity and in our personal studies, they can contribute to becoming allergic to substances that the individual never experienced in their past.
Think about it; these days more and more individuals are suffering from allergies and their uncomfortable - and at times, dangerous side-effects.
Many years ago, before the news even hit the commercial news programs we were touting the dangers of using antibacterial products - of how doing such could impact health in a negative manner. We're currently in the new age of super bugs and we're responsible for the monster we've created.
Once again, we're ringing the bell and have been for quite some time about the health risks associated with sugar substitutes.
Do we use them in our recipes? Yes indeed - as they can assist with weight loss when used in moderation.
Health Side Effects of Substitute Sugar & Sweeteners
If you're currently adding substitutes to your beverages as well as using several of these type products throughout your day, take a quick review of your health by asking yourself:
- Am I experiencing rashes, headaches, hives, particularly when I interact with my pet or amid allergy season that I never experienced before using sugar substitutes?
- Am I getting sick more frequently since I started using them?
- Am I more gassy and do I experience digestive upset more frequently since they have been a part of my daily life?
If so, it will require several months for your body to get back to normalcy after quitting the substitutes.
While consuming a slice of pie or cake prepared with sugar substitute might not create any negative health issues, if you're adding it several times throughout your day - you could be damaging your health.
And out of all the personal physicians that we've spoken with over time, not one would recommend them when asked. It does give pause for thought.
Can they be safely used for losing excess pounds? Generally, yet - but only when used in moderation. If you're adding more than one food per day that is laced with the substitutes, that's probably one too many.
Draining Oil From Recipes for Weight Loss
One of the healthiest methods of trimming dietary fat grams in recipes is to use fresh mashed or pureed fruit rather than vegetable oil. Be sure that the fruit is sweet and ripened.
If fresh fruit isn't available, canned or frozen will work - as will unsweetened apple butter and applesauce.
Grape Nuts cereal also makes an acceptable substitute for nuts in recipes.
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