Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Macrobiotic Guilt-Free Dessert Class in Honolulu

Jan 21st, 2006

Guilt-Free Desserts

When we eat a good diet, we take the frontline to prevent disease, improve vitality, enjoy deeper sleep, support a healthy weight, and enable our brain to function smoothly. In short, we have a deep sense of well-being. Americans are reported to eat up to 20 teaspoons of sugar every day, and 150 pounds of sugar every year. Refined foods such as white flour and sugar in modern desserts take a tremendous toll on us. These simple sugars enter our bloodstream immediately and are metabolized quickly raising blood glucose levels and overworking our pancreas in an attempt to rebalance. Simple sugars equal quick energy followed by exhaustion. Whole grains support our health.

We'll discuss:

Effects of sugar and refined foods on the body
Why we have sugar and fat cravings
How to promote good health
Standard Macrobiotic Diet – what is it?
Balancing yin and yang in our diet – avoiding extremes

We'll make:

Cous Cous Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Mousse Parfait
Apple Compote with Almond Cream Sauce.

University of Hawaii, Hemenway Leisure Center, Hemenway Hall Rm 111, 956-6468 $45 students, $50 community