Renowned pastry chef Jacques Torres once advised, "Life is short. Eat dessert first." No matter when you eat dessert, make sure to include it with your lunch or dinner order. Here are a few scientifically backed reasons to order dessert the next time you go out to eat.
3 Scientific Reasons to Eat Dessert
1. It Lowers Blood Pressure
Choosing a chocolate dessert may decrease blood pressure levels. Chocolate is an abundant source of antioxidants known as flavonoids, which protect the cardiovascular system by thinning the blood, preventing clots, and improving blood flow to the heart.
2. It Prevents Strokes
The flavonoids in chocolate have also been shown to reduce the risk of strokes since they support cerebral blood flow. They also decrease the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The next time you’re eating dinner out, order a dessert rich in dark chocolate; your heart and brain will thank you.
3. It Helps in Weight Loss
If you're not in the mood for dessert after finishing a big dinner at your favorite restaurant, order dessert and take it home for breakfast the next day. One landmark study found that those who ate sweeter, higher calorie breakfasts had fewer cravings throughout the rest of the day. In this way, taking dessert home may actually help you lose weight.
Ruby Tuesday Hawaii offers exceptional desserts to diners throughout the Honolulu area. Their menu includes everything from mouthwatering appetizers and dinners to specialty cocktails and a full wine and beer selection. Enjoy your meal in a casual, comfortable environment. To find out more about their current dessert and menu selections, visit their website, and call (808) 422-8585 today to make a reservation. Keep up to date with deals and special offers by following them on Facebook or Twitter.