Do you still need to eat something sweet without feeling guilty? No problem! Here we have seven low-calorie delicious recipes for desserts without sugar. Instead, they contain natural ingredients like nectarines, milk, honey, cocoa powder, lemon and even matcha tea!
Nectarines, on the one hand, are an excellent source of fibre, vitamins and minerals. They contain beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant that protects the organism. Our body converts the beta-carotene in Vitamin A, which is beneficial for the bones, teeth, skin, and mucous membranes.
Vitamin C (also present in nectarines), is part of a protein which produces skin, scar tissue, tendons and ligaments, while repairing bones, cartilage and helps to heal wounds. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps to prevent cancer, heart disease and arthritis.
Nectarines contain fibre as grains, legumes and nuts. Dietary fibre produces satiety and thus reducing calories per intake. It is excellent for digestion while preventing constipation. Potassium is present here, too, and it is vital for the correct cellular function. It regulates pH balance, plays a role in protein synthesis and metabolism of carbohydrates.
How to make healthy desserts without sugar.
Conclusion: Seven recipes. These desserts are delicious and well-balanced in nutrients.
A good dessert is part of almost every diet. But it should contain the right amount of nutrients, and they must be in the correct proportion, enough to meet the needs of our body while staying healthy, active and fit.
Some of the recipes above contain milk, which is one of the best natural sources of calcium. As we know, this mineral is essential for our bones and teeth while it reduces the risk of osteoporosis. Potassium (also present in milk) promotes vasodilation reducing blood pressure.
Milk is rich in protein (amino acids) and energy. Cocoa powder (one of the ingredients in one of the recipes), is rich in minerals such as potassium, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron and vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin B6, E, and K). In addition to this, it contains zero cholesterol.
Thanks to the flavonoid content, cocoa helps to lower the blood pressure. Antioxidants, also, help to neutralise the free radicals which damage our body. Studies revealed that cocoa might improve the brain health. On the other hand, honey which contains no fibre, fat, nor protein, has different minerals, vitamins and antioxidants like organic acids and flavonoids.