Desserts are often notorious for fat digestion or worse, and yet they are one of our greatest temptations meals.

In this article we explain some desserts you can prepare without major complications and other desserts are light not as healthy alternatives.

Fruit: yes or no?


Some people believe that it is healthier as a dessert fruit, but that's not always the case, as some fruits worsen digestion, ferment and cause bloating, worsening the assimilation of food and causing fatten us more than if we had taken at another time.

We should avoid fruits as dessert:

  • Acid fruits: Orange, mandarin, grapefruit.
  • Sweet fruits: Strawberries, grapes, peach, apricot, melon, watermelon, etc.

These fruits can take the mid-morning or mid-afternoon or an hour before the meal.

Nor it is healthy the famous salad or fruit salad, because it usually takes some of these we have mentioned and in many cases also often added orange juice, which further worsens the mix.

On the other hand, There are two fruits that are considered neutral and therefore can be taken as a dessert or even mixed with food:

  • Apple
  • Pear

Finally, There are two fruits that we can eat with food as long as we have not eaten or cereal starches, that is, when our food was based solely on vegetable (salads, creams, gazpacho, vegetables, etc.) and animal protein (meat, fish, egg):

  • Papaya
  • Pineapple

These two fruits, which are enzymes that help us digest protein, if avoid have eaten, for example, bread, pasta, potato etc.

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Dairy desserts

Another big question is whether we can take a dairy dessert derivative.

  • milk the completely advise against because it is difficult to digest even one
  • cheese They can be a good dessert if you eat them in moderation, avoiding other foods too salty
  • Creams milk, cream and pastry They tend to be indigestible and easily put on weight, so the best booking to take the afternoon or at breakfast.
  • The yogurt It is also not a good choice, although it will depend largely on our tolerance and assimilation of lactose.

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Gelatins agar

Agar agar is a seaweed with beneficial health and can also be used as gelatin in the kitchen properties.

To cook add the agar agar powder (about 10 grams per liter) to the liquid we want curdle when it is still cold. We will simmered and we will be removing. Bring to the boil, stirring slowly continue for one or two minutes, and will quench the fire and we can serve in a container. When at room temperature, it will still be liquid, we will keep in the refrigerator.

What we can do gelatins?

  • Boiled apple or pear with cinnamon
  • Vegetable drinks with turmeric and vanilla
  • Pineapple or papaya Whipped
  • Different types of chocolate
  • Of coffee

combinations can also be made, curdling first part is cold and when adding a different gelatin. Thus, we achieve delicious and very original results.

Fruit Carpaccio

With fruits that we have identified as healthy as a dessert we can prepare a very light and sophisticated recipe. Chosen will cut fruit slices as thin as possible.

we can then add a little yogurt, hot chocolate, cinnamon, mint or fresh flambearlo with some liquor.

In this dessert a good presentation is essential.

Baked apples

Baked apples can be prepared a little more elegant for they are a very satisfying dessert apetecicle way.

We can fill the apples with nuts, grated coconut, grated orange peel and dip them in honey. The result will be very aromatic and tasty apples.

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Pears in spiced wine

We can know the famous pears in wine, but here we present a light and healthy recipe, suitable for abstainers. Instead of boiling pears in wine we will in wine (grape juice), which will add some spices to flavor: cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, ginger, etc. We will present in glasses.
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