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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Giving Into The Temptation Of Cakes - The Benefit It Can Do For You

By Leah Hills

Cakes are evil. That's what we have been led to believe. And why not? With all the calories and fats it gives us, cakes are most definitely evil. They are even often referred to as decadent and sinful. That's because they are rich and oh so luscious that every bite seems to be forbidden. Cakes, even the most sinful ones and even if they are referred as the devil incarnate by some, actually have good effects on us.

We all know that nutrition experts and doctors are telling us that cakes are full of unhealthy sugar and other ingredients, but what only a few knows is that they are good for our physical as well as mental health.

Its nutritional value for our physical health depends on the kind of cake we are talking about. Chocolate cakes, particularly the dark cocoa sort, are good for us when taken in moderation, but there are likewise health benefits from the fruity varieties, such as strawberry shortcakes and blueberry cheesecakes.

But whatever kind of cake you desire, as long as you want it, is still good for you. How come? We're talking about mental wellness. Denying yourself the rich and luscious chocolate overload dessert would just make you feel defeated.

For every bad effects that have been mentioned about eating sinful sweets like cakes, only a couple has been said about its wellness benefit. Giving into the rich delight every now and then, especially in desserts like cakes you eat after every meal, can give you a sense of pleasure and happiness.

Diet can lead to depression, denying yourself of the food that you want can lead to depression. A no-brainer solution to battling being down is by doing things that make you feel good. If you want to eat your favorite dessert right now, go ahead. You deserve it. Your body will appreciate it will release happy and positive chemicals.

When you are dieting, you may consider cakes as the devils. But treating yourself in something sinfully good occasionally isn't all bad. As A Matter Of Fact, it's even good for you. So go ahead and be tempted. Sink your teeth into the soft, succulent dark chocolate cake that you know you can't resist. You would be glad that you yielded.

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