Why you should eat a sweet at the end of your meal
First Published 8, Sep 2020, 7:37 PM
Who said sweets were bad for you? Today we list out the benefits of having a sweet at the end of your meal
Listen up, all you health-conscious people who skip desserts at the end of a meal because you think it adds to the kilos. Sweets actually trigger the brain to make you happy, and it adds to your general health and well-being.
All around the world, a meal is never complete unless you have something sweet at the end of it. But in India, with customs and palates varied across the country, one is often confused whether to eat a sweet in the beginning or the end of a meal. In fact, there are customs where sweets form a meal in themselves.
Research has shown that, in fact, it is healthier if you eat sweets at the end of a meal, mostly from the health-benefits standpoint. When we consume hot and spicy items, digestive juices and acids in the body get produced, which aids the digestive process.
Sweets contain a lot of carbohydrates which slow down the digestive process. When we eat sweets, Tryptophan, an amino acid, gets produced, which in turn increases the serotonin level in the body. This serotonin sends signals to the brain telling it to ‘feel contented’ in the belly.
This is precisely why people need to eat sweets at the end of the meal to get that feeling of satisfaction. If eaten in moderation, sweets do have a place in a healthy and balanced diet.