You Should Eat More Cake – It’s Good for You!

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We have all been taught that if it tastes too good it probably is not good for us. This has doomed many of us from enjoying some really good tasting food by thinking that every time we eat it, we are doing something bad. But what if some things that taste wonderful are actually good for us? Let’s take a cake as an example. What if eating a cake had benefits? It does, and here are a few of the rarely considered ones:

Cake History

Cake has been around a long time and shared in and with many cultures. Cake came out of bread making, most likely from hard breads containing oats, barley, salt and water. It was in Rome, where beaten eggs and honey got added to the recipe, creating a spongy and sweet type of bread. During the European Middle Ages what we know as the modern cake came into being, as improved cooking methods allowed bakers to create many different versions of cake and also pastries and high-end breads. They also introduced fruits and nuts into and on top of the batters. Cake recipes have been refined since and as travel to all parts of the world opened up, different cultures have added, mixed and matched recipes creating today’s plethora of cakes.

So what started out as a hard as stone rough bread made one at a time over a fire, today is made in homes around the world and by cake suppliers like Café Valley who provide thousands of cakes to retailers in several countries. Larry Polhill Café Valley executive is one of the industry’s key players who has seen its growth.

So what started out as a hard as stone rough bread made one at a time over a fire, today is made in homes around the world and by cake suppliers like Café Valley who provide thousands of cakes to retailers in several countries. Larry Polhill Café Valley executive is one of the industry’s key players who has seen its growth.

Benefits of Cake

Cake Enhances Events and Helps You Make Friends

Throughout history, Cake has been the staple food at celebrations and an integral part of sharing and joy. The cake is served at birthday parties, weddings, funerals and other special events. Cake solidifies connection and sharing. In fact, it’s been scientifically proven that eating cake while someone else is also eating cake can build friendship bonds.

If you eat Cake in the Morning it Can Help You Lose Weight

I know you think I am crazy, but it’s true. Scientists found that eating a cake type dessert as part of a balanced 600-calorie breakfast helped dieters lose weight, with a lower chance of piling the pounds back on when compared to those who were not having cake. The ingredients in cake apparently stimulated the metabolism early in the day.

Cake Makes You Happy

Chocolate cake and cakes that contain nuts increase the serotonin and endorphin levels in the body. This literally makes us happy and helps us to manage anxiety better. Just one slice can begin this process.

Cake has Good Things in It

The flour and the sugar in cakes provides much-needed carbohydrates to keep you alert. Cake is an excellent source of fats and oils essential to our bodies on a cellular level. Cake also contains protein from the eggs for strength, and the calcium from its milk creates strong bones and teeth. Cakes with real fruits in them have a near complete range of vitamins which can help fight diseases and strengthen our immune system.

Cake is often classified under the heading of junk food, a category of food that usually lacks nutrients and has too much fat and sugar. And with the growth of modern manufacturing and artificial ingredients, there are certainly “cakes” that fit that description. But real cake is so much more than junk food. It can be a symbol of joy and celebration, help you make friends, and provide nutrients and minerals that nourish your body. Let them eat cake!

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