‘’Sweet after meals’’, that’s how we call it in Ghana. The sweet light delicacies that we take in right after our main meals.
Other sources define desserts as confectionery course that concludes a main meal. The course usually consists of sweet foods, and possibly a beverage such as dessert wine or liqueur, but may include coffee, cheeses, nuts, or other savory items. In Ghana, some edibles have been conventionally added to the list of desserts.
For example ‘’kelewele’’ which is spicy fried chopped plantain with groundnut is one of the most popular desserts for many Ghanaians. Did you know that desserts also have major benefits? How often do you take desserts? Is it because you didn’t know how important they are? Below, Jumia Food which is Africa’s leading online food delivery website takes a look at a few unknown benefits of desserts. Welcome to the world of desserts!
- It protects you from strokes – A stroke interrupts blood flow to an area of the brain. Most stroke risk factors are lifestyle related, so everyone has the power to reduce their risk of having a stroke. They say prevention is better than cure so why not protect yourself from stroke rather than try and cure it when it comes which usually proves very difficult. After meals, you should consider eating good chocolates and other desserts. Although excessive drinking, smoking, lack of exercise and obesity are likely causes of stroke, eating desserts go a long way in reducing the risk of getting this terrible illness.
- Helps to lower your blood pressure – High blood pressure is killing many people these days. How do we lower our blood pressure and stay healthy? Fruits such as banana, ice cream and chocolate help to keep the heart fully functional and helps maintain a low blood pressure. Many lives are being lost a a result of high blood pressure but this can be avoided if we eat the right desserts.
You’ll be better in bed – By far the most controversial of all the benefits. How is this even possible? Maybe a remedy has been found for poor performances in bed. Sex is a combination of body, mind and soul. Often a lot of thought and preparation goes into it but when it finally happens, the results may not be satisfactory. Eating desserts may just help. Chocolate contains more antioxidants than red wine and has a stimulating chemical known as phenylethylamine. This unique chemical stimulates a sense of excitement making it easy to connect with your partner.. Also, chocolate contains methylxanthines that increase your body’s sensitivity, ensuring that your skin registers even the slightest touch. Watermelon and avocados also have libido boosting ingredients although the former has viagra-like properties.
You could lose weight – In today’s world , the word fat is considered offensive and obesity is a general crime. Some foods have been classified as bad while others are seen as healthy. But did you know that eating desserts can help you lose weight considerably? The right desserts at the right times are great ways to lose weight. Yoghurts, chocolates and grapes are great examples but ensure that you are not allergic to any ingredient in these desserts before taking them. Rather than solve a problem, you may end up causing more harm.
Credit : Bennet Otoo, Jumia Food