Most people have been told time and time again by their doctor and dentist that they need to cut out sweet foods. Of course, in 2023, there is something of an obesity epidemic across the globe, with more people than ever before undergoing invasive treatments to reverse excessive weight gain. However, as most dieticians will tell you, it is moderation that tends to be an issue in these cases. So, if you are hunting for a unique gift idea for a friend that has a sweet tooth, don’t panic! There are many sweet foods that are good for someone’s health when consumed reasonably!
This article will look at 5 of them, which, if given correctly, can also make a classy gift too!
You knew chocolate was going to be on here!
Dark chocolate, which contains at least 70% cocoa solids, is rich in antioxidants and flavanols. This has been found to reduce inflammation, improve heart health, and boost cognitive function. Tasty and good for the body – what could be better? The best part is that thanks to chocolatiers experimenting, you can now get a custom chocolate box made that is full of dark chocolate with different flavors added. Dark chocolate and chili are popular ones!
Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are low in calories while also being high in fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. They can help to improve cardiovascular health, boost cognitive function, and reduce inflammation.
Much like the aforementioned chocolate boxes, you can now have fruit baskets put together for a friend or family member, which will be organized in a striking way and will be tasty too!
Greek yogurt is a fantastic source of pure protein and calcium, and it also contains probiotics that can help to improve gut health. It can be a healthy alternative to sugary desserts and can be topped with fruit and nuts for added nutrition.
However, you don’t get many Greek yogurt baskets, so why not make one yourself? Or, if you are gifting someone close to you, why not throw in a yogurt maker and a book on how to make Greek yogurt? Just make sure to keep it in the chill.
This has been a health food for a while now, as it is high in fiber and it is low in calories. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be boring! If you are looking to gift a friend that has a sweet tooth a popcorn hamper, you can usually add bits to it, such as honey, fruit syrups, and even fruits, which will give the corn a sweet taste and boost the vitamin content. Great!
Honey is a tasty and natural sweetener that is rich in antioxidants and has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It can be used to sweeten tea or oatmeal, and it can also be used as a natural cough suppressant. However, it is still important to consume honey in moderation, as it does have a high sugar content.
As a gift, honey is, well, beautiful and can range from the famous Manuka honey to honey with added honeycomb pieces, even to honey that has been made from wildflower meadows, making it a very beautiful, tasty option!