Save Dessert For Last

Do you ever wonder why dessert is often eaten at the last part of the meal? I often think that the reason is because we usually need something sweet to reduce the sensation of the main dish we have just consumed. For instance, if I ate pizza or meat, I feel a bit oily so I crave for something sweet.

Recently I read of another reason, probably a more significant one, on why we should eat dessert last and not take it first. This is because eating sugar on an empty stomach causes an extreme spike in blood sugar levels. This results to an increase in insulin levels which results to blood sugar crash which in turn results to an insulin trap. High insulin and low blood sugar levels cause one to crave more sugar, which results to eating a lot more sugary foods. Thus, it’s best to eat sweets when we’ve consumed some nutrients first.

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