Begin your meals on a sweet note

Be it a routine ‘dal-roti’ or an elaborated five-course meal, the desserts are always served at the end. As a matter of fact, the word ‘dessert’ has originated from the French word ‘desservir’ that means ‘to clean the table’. Then, what is the problem? As is usual, after a yummy meal, when the brain has sent out satiety signals, there is always room for a creamy pastry. However, as opposed to our habits, Ayurveda says that we should satisfy our hunger for sweets before a meal.

It is said that the taste buds and the saliva are easily awakened with the sweet taste and eating sweets first aids the flow of digestive fluids. So, when we consume sweets as the last bite, we tend to slow down the digestion.
If the thought of gobbling a kaaju katli prior to roti-sabji doesn’t please you, having even a bite or two of it before the meal will help you absorb vitamins and nutrients better.

Besides, having dessert in the end adds up to empty calories and sugar that can cause fermentation and indigestion, and in some cases even bloating, all because of the acid produced.

Ayurveda also claims that sugar desserts load the body by piling up the calories that get stored in the body as fat. So one must consume sweets made out of sugar and calorie free sweeteners like Kaloree1, that will help you have your favourite sweets without any worries.

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