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Are you the one who can’t think of a single day without eating your favorite chocolate? Do you love to have a red velvet pastry after dinner on a daily basis? Well, for now, you have to think twice before eating your favorite dessert frequently. Shocked? Let me clarify this in detail.

Regular eating of desserts not only opens the door of various dental problems, but it also deteriorates your overall health. It is simply because desserts contain sugars and regular consumption of sugar is not healthy (in fact poisonous) for our bones (according to recent research). I am also not saying that you should totally avoid sugar consumption. It’s just consumption of anything may lead to disaster.

Here are some of the detrimental effects of eating too much desserts:

  • Dental problems: Sugar-containing eatable items are chewed less and sucked more. As a result, your teeth will flow in sugar endlessly for a long time. Sugar also invites multiple bacteria towards it which is a major cause of endless dental problems.

  • Liver problems arise: Once sugar enters the bloodstream, it goes to the liver for getting broken down. An excessive amount of sugar needs to over processing of liver that may lead to fatty liver diseases.

  • The heart gets also affected: Sugar also affects the blood circulation of your body, resulting in cholesterol problems, increasing insulin and glucose level, and sometimes heart failure.

  • Other health-problems: Your skin will eventually get premature wrinkles, dark circles, and pimples on your face as too much sugar ages the cells.

In simple words, the answer is no. You should not eat desserts on a daily basis.

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There are two very similar desserts, especially if you look at them. They both look the same, but there are differences in them. Flan is a dessert that can be either sweet or savory. It came from Rome. However, you may see the flan dessert on many Mexican restaurant menus. Crème caramel is another dessert that is only served sweet. Even though they look the same, they are made up of different things.

Flan is a sponge or cake-like base, and then there is a filling. Crème caramel is all custard, but it will have caramel on top. Crème caramel came from France. So, both of these desserts came from two different places and consisted of two different things. One has a filling, and the other does not.

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Appetizing dishes, meals, or recipes are usually savory, light and small in quantity, taken as the first course of a meal. An appetizer is a minute dish of an overall meal, which can be in form of a drink or various drinks, which can even contain alcohol. Examples of appetizers include calamari, potato skins, cheese or bruschetta, shrimp cocktail, crackers, salads and mussels. Talking about dessert, this is majorly a sweet confection usually taken as the end course of a meal.

There are several examples of desserts also, of which the best ones in the world include S'mores from the United States, churros from Spain, rum cake from Caribbean, baklava from the Middle East, lamingtons from Australia, matcha baking from Japan, Malva pudding from South Africa and many more. But what are the most appetizing desserts in the world? The most appetizing desserts in the world are fruit tarts, lemon bars, pie, donuts, parfaits, milkshakes, milk and cookies, and few more others.

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My favorite dessert is just cookies and ice-cream. I prefer it above all other desserts. If it is ideal health wisely, I would most likely be making this recipe every morning, noon, and night. It is just so delicious! Cookies and cream are just so sweet, and that makes it serves the major purpose of it as dessert. It is prepared from some sorts of ice-cream milkshake which is usually based on chocolate sandwich cookies for flavoring.

There are varieties of ice-cream that can be used, such as the vanilla ice-cream, chocolate ice-cream, coffee, or mint ice-cream, though. But if it does not come in vanilla, I prefer it to be the chocolate ice-cream. Cookies and cream also seem so appetizing. However, there are several types of desserts, which include custards and puddings, frozen desserts, cakes, pies, chocolates and candies, pastries, and other kinds of desserts. Several people, just like me, I am sure, prefer this above many other desserts.

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There are a few reasons as to why researchers believe desserts should be eaten last. One is related to our primal urge to consume as many calories as we can. The sugar in the dessert tricks our minds into wanting to eat more, even though we maybe satiated by the first course.

Another plausible reason is that our stomachs can only handle so much sugar on a full stomach. The sugar pulls a lot of water into the stomach during digestion to dilute the contents, and ultimately, the effect of the confection is lessened when the stomach is already full.

One theory based in psychology says that its rewards-based thinking that runs counterintuitive to primal logic that would have humans eat the meal with the most calories first. Instead, we like rewards, and so as a treat for good eating habits, we eat the most highly treasured food (a sweet) after our main meal.

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Dessert are important for both our physical and emotional health. Desserts, even though very sweet, are packed with nutrients vital to our body. Carbohydrates, for one, are a very necessary nutrient needed for the body and for energy. Consider the many talked about benefits of the antioxidants in chocolate.

Desserts can also impact weight control in a positive way, especially when dieting. In fact, many believe that incorporating changes in the diet that become a part of your lifestyle is one way to avoid feeling deprived. Furthermore, incorporating desserts into the diet is one way to create a balanced diet that is not about avoiding one specific food, especially when there are healthier versions of typical sugary desserts.

Finally, a dessert after one meal can do wonders for a poor mood. Chocolate, for one, has a very good reputation for raising a person’s mood. Then, other desserts with their natural sugars can give your brain a boost of serotonin, which puts us in a good mood.

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Dessert is typically seen as a refreshment served after dinner, so depending on when dinner is served for most this is when it is eaten. However, many nutritionist say that the last meal of the day should not be any time after five o’clock because eating early gives food enough time to digest. For this reason, your last meal should be eaten sometime around five o’clock in the evening.

A few nutritionist suggest that eating dessert between 10 am and 4 pm is probably best for those who are dieting. Keep in mind, dessert can be eaten after any meal, so if you are having one dessert a day, it is best to eat after an earlier meal as opposed to eating it later on in the day. Typically, for someone who eats one confection that is a dessert, most dieticians advise their patients to eat it early enough in the day so that by bed time the food is not still sitting in the stomach.

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All food is a source of energy, and when eaten, it is broken down in the stomach by acids and enzymes that ultimately begin the process of aerobic cellular respiration, which is essentially the process by which food is converted to energy (or fat). In terms of digestion, there are few roles that desserts play in digestion. One school of thought states that a dessert facilitates digestion by loosening the stomach muscles and pulling water into the stomach to dilute the contents. Sugar also stimulates the vagus nerve which signals the stomach to loosen up.

Then, in Chinese culture, the spleen is considered an organ and is in control of digestion. It is responsible for the processing food from the very beginning, from eating to turning it into energy. The taste related to the spleen is sweet, and so sweets are digested through this particular organ system. Moreover, the functions of the organ can be emotional, physical or symbolic, and in this case, humans have an emotional to sweets because they are often used to self-medicate and we crave them.

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Desserts, as popularly known, are served as sweet confections at the end course of a meal. Examples of desserts include tiramisu, ice cream, pannacotta, fruit jelly with custard, or ice cream, varieties of cheesecake, which include chocolate fudge cake, lemon meringue pie, strawberry tarts, banana split, blamange, pavlova, fruitcake, Florentines, cupcakes, sorbet, chocolate eclairs, vanilla slices, chocolate chip cookies, Danish pastry, coconut balls, angel delight, semolina, rice pudding, tapioca, chocolate mousse, rocky road cake, marshmallows, doughnuts, muffins, coffee cakes, etc.

Mind you, desserts vary with respect to environment, specifically countries. Relating the intake of desserts to vegetarians, are all desserts consumable by vegetarians? The answer is no. Vegetarians are those who abstain from the consumption of animals and their products. There are few desserts that are made from animals’ parts and their byproducts, like meat or fats, though you might not see them. A good example of these is gelatin.

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Dessert comes from the French desservir. Desservir simply means to remove what has been served. The word dessert is a participle of this verb. Today, the meaning of the word is a dish served as the last course of the meal, but the word appeared in 1539 and referred to what was eaten after a meal that had been removed from the table. These desserts often referred to fruit and candied nuts (often called sweet meats).


This word was used primarily by the French, but by the eighteenth century British and American Englishmen had adopted the word. By this time, dessert had grown to incorporate more sweets such as pie, puddings, cake, and ice cream in the United States while the British referred to it still as fruits and sweet meats. Previous to both of these eras, French meals incorporated both the sweet and the savory, but modern times, sweet fare was consigned to be eaten after the main meal had been cleared away. Today, dessert refers to an amalgam of sweets served after the main meal has been served and the dishes cleared.

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