7 Desserts that Fight Fat

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    7 Desserts that Fight Fat

    What do ***** Vader, King Kong, and an ice cream sundae all have in common? They’re all destructive, havoc-wreaking villains. But if you look deeper, you discover that they all have a good side, as well. Kong may have made a mess of Midtown Manhattan, but his animal rage was driven by his love for Fay Wray. Sure, Lord Vader wanted to destroy the Jedi, but when push came to shove, he put Skywalker first. And, well, the same is true of the ice cream sundae sitting in your dish.

    It might have a bit more sugar than your body needs (technically your body doesn’t need any sugar), but ice cream also delivers calcium, which binds to fatty acids in the digestive tract and blocks their absorption. And ½ cup gives you 17 milligrams of choline, which can lower homocysteine. What’s homocysteine? An amino acid that restricts blood flow, and by lowering it, ice cream might actually help diminish your risk of stroke and heart disease. And so it is with dessert: If you can look at your after-dinner treat as an opportunity to add something more than just calories, you’re on your way to a healthier (and more indulgent) diet.

    To that end we’ve pulled together America’s best desserts—the ones that offer something of nutritional substance, avoid the flab-inducing deluge of calories, and short you none on satisfaction. (Think of this list as the antidote to the 10 Worst Ice Cream Treat Treats in America.)

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    Sometimes Granny'll make possum a sugar-free chocolate pie...

    ... if she notices him startin' to put on pounds.
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    My granny was a diabetic...she loved these...

    Specialty and Health Food: Sugar Free

    All I know is I am a happy camper... that I can go and get me a frosty anytime I want. Although...sonic banana splits are good too...kinda small... but even so...it's better than nothing. :)
     

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