Chocolate Health Benefits

4 Surprising Benefits of Great Desserts

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We’re told time and time again that eating sugar is bad for our health. Turns out, eating something sweet every now and then can actually be beneficial. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t feel like you have to toss sugar completely. A balanced diet is the key to staying happy and healthy. Say goodbye to feeling guilty for indulging in your favorite dessert and say hello to freedom!

Here are 4 surprising benefits of great desserts:

Lowers Blood Pressure

If you’re a lover of all things chocolate, you’re in luck. Researchers have found that chocolate lowers blood pressure. Dark chocolate with at least 50 to 70 percent cocoa, lowers the blood pressure of those who eat it. In fact, dark chocolate has many benefits to the body’s health system. It even increases insulin sensitivity and positively affects cholesterol. If you’re in the mood for a chocolate dream, don’t hold out.  Try our Brownie a la Mode, a warm chocolate chip brownie with Nutella and vanilla ice cream – the perfect combination.

Mochi Dessert

Antioxidant Boost

Matcha tea, one of the world’s biggest foodie trends, has been around for centuries. Matcha is a traditional Japanese ingredient that has made its way into modern America. If you’re a fan of this superfood, our Matcha Cheesecake is sure to satisfy. Matcha is packed with antioxidants that boost your immune system, metabolism, and is rich in vitamins and fiber. Hop on board the matcha train, you’re in for a delicious (and beneficial) ride. The Sukhothai Matcha Cheesecake is infused with green tea and matcha condensed milk. Don’t worry, our mouths are watering, too.

Improve Digestive Health

Fiber is one of the most important factors for our digestion. Bananas contain two types of fiber, both playing a crucial role in the digestive process. Pectin and resistant starch feed the stomach good bacteria, which helps keep your gut healthy and functioning properly. Pectin may also help protect against colon cancer. The Crispy Banana Tempura is one of our most popular desserts, and for good reason! Topped with Nutella, almond slices, and vanilla ice cream, this dessert is a show-stopper.

Bonus: Macadamia nuts, found in Nutella and almonds, are high in healthy fats and reduce the risk of heart disease.

It Prevents Strokes

Dark chocolate is at it again! This sensational chocolatey goodness even prevents strokes. Dark chocolate contains an abundance of flavonoids which have anti-hypertensive and anti-inflammatory properties. Again, when splurging on a chocolate bar, make sure it has at least 50 percent cocoa to receive the full benefits. So next time you’re craving some chocolate, don’t be so hard on yourself.

Being a food junkie just got a whole lot better. Now that you know there are actual benefits to savoring the sweetness, feel free to head on over to Sukhothai for some tasty Asian fusion desserts. Whether you’re in the mood for something decadent or refreshing, we have it all. Call us today to book a reservation at your favorite sushi and Asian fusion restaurant in Miami Beach. 1-305-534-4331

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