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What are some healthy alternatives to a sugary dessert?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Actress Kirstie Alley loves sweets, but she's learned how to indulge without eating a lot of sugar. In this video, the actress shares her favorite alternative. 


John La Puma
Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism
The best choices are easiest. Dried fruit (raisins, dates, mangos, apples, pears); truly ripe fresh fruit; very high quality dark chocolate (I did a tasting recently) which you let melt, slowly, richly, fully. And avoid artificial sweeteners: they fool your palate, and you end up eating more.

Give healthy dessert recipes enticing names and simple ingredients, like those of ChefMD, such as:
  • Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters
  • Coconut-Banana Tapioca Pudding
  • Dark Chocolate Fruit Dip
  • Ginger Snap Apple Crisp with Sweet Cinnamon and Walnuts
  • Polenta with Berries
  • Pumpkin Pecan Squares
  • Steel Cut Oat Pudding with Dark Chocolate and Lime
  • Sweet Balsamic-Glazed Oranges
  • Berries
  • Sweet Roasted Pears with Pomegranate Syrup Drizzle
  • Triple Berry Blender Blaster

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