Christmas treats are popping up all over the world as the festivities approach. Even for the most modest and poor families, they are interested in making some sugar-sweetened bread, perhaps with raisins, dried fruits, and honey; dessert is inevitable during the occasion.
For nutritionist Stefano ergotism, candy has a great effect on the brain, as it stimulates the areas associated with the sensation of pleasure, and the need to eat seems urgent; especially on holidays, and this great association with candy and foods sweetened with sugar and honey seems normal and familiar; because breast milk, which is the first food eaten by a person in his life contains 8% of sugar.
England.. Christmas pudding
The traditional recipe includes 5 eggs, 150 grams of flour, 150 grams of sugar, 300 grams of dried fruits and almonds, as well as 200 grams of butter, which can be mixed with doses of beer, salt, and orange peel, and can enter the elements of ginger, nutmeg, and sugar. The use of salt in some cases comes to reduces the presence of sugar in large proportions and reduces the impact on the body and the likelihood of diseases caused by increased sugar rates.
France.. Bosch de Noel
This dessert is widespread in the” French” – speaking countries; in Belgium and Switzerland, it extends to Vietnam and the rest of other countries. It is prepared without butter; instead, chocolate, cream, fruit, and sugar are prepared, as well as loaded with some proportions of saturated fatty acids, and simple carbohydrates. From a nutritional point of view, it is now possible to obtain this dessert without cream as well; to reduce the risk of fat, by resorting to fruit as an alternative solution.
It is a type of Spanish bread, without eggs or yeast, and it is not possible to receive Christmas holidays in Spain without this type of dessert, which retains the characteristic that it is completely crushed once it enters the mouth; it is divided into very fine particles that give a very sweet taste, and also delicious. Sugar, of course, enters into its components, as well as cinnamon, as well as almonds. From a nutritional point of view, experts warn against eating this type in large quantities; especially since it dissolves quickly in the mouth without realizing it, and its danger lies in the fact that its calorie content is very high.
Scandinavia.. Crans cake
It is an almond paste, formed on several rings stacked on top of each other, appears in the form of a tower or cone that can become like a Christmas tree, and consists of half a kilogram of chopped almonds, the same amount of sugar, 3-4 egg whites, and some drops of lemon. Specialists warn people with diabetes about this candy, as it represents a danger to them, and it is better for them to stay away from it.
Invented for the first time in 1926, by a hotel chef there, in conjunction with a tour of the famous dancer Anna Pavlova, this dessert is decorated with red fruits; like strawberries and raspberries, it is soft and crisp on the inside and crunchy on the outside, covered with whipped cream. This is the only Christmas cake of its kind in the world rich in fresh fruit vitamins, easy to digest, and acceptable in terms of calories.
Mexico.. Bonoelos de Rodella
This type of dessert is typical of Mexican cuisine, and its ingredients are the same as those of traditional sandwiches: an egg, 300 grams of flour, half a glass of milk, 20 grams of butter, with half a spoonful of dark sugar. The fermented dough, in the end, gives a semblance of a roller, and these sandwiches are primarily rich in carbohydrates.
United States of America.. Meat sandwich
A kind of dessert of small size, but high-calorie. According to American tradition, this dessert is rich in jam, dried fruits, and also pork. Because of its small size, there are many who overlook or do not pay attention to its high calories, so it is preferable that one person eats only one piece of it, which is also suitable in breakfasts, and can be served to children as snacks.