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Healthy Desserts to wrap up National Obesity Week

January is a month of resolutions. Resolutions made in the hope of change. The change of bad habits to good ones.

This week, National Obesity Week kicks off an initiative led by the National Obesity Forum, an independent organisation of medical practitioners, to promote healthy living and encourage the UK to be that little bit healthier.

With 1 in 4 adults and 20% of children leaving primary school all considered obese, and with numbers expected to rise for the former to above 50% by 2050, the campaign for encouraging the UK to adopt a national New Year’s resolution and improve the nation’s health seems to be more important today than ever before.

To this end, we’ll be doing our bit to encourage you and your family make those small changes and help you on your way by bringing you a selection of healthy foods for five different food categories over the course of this week.

As this year’s health campaign comes to an end, let’s remind ourselves of its ultimate purpose. National Obesity Week’s aim is to inculcate healthy habits and to carry these forward with commitment and discipline for the rest of the year and beyond. So let’s “Do something good for JanUary” and the rest of 2017, and end campaign with these choicest healthy desserts:

Obesity in the UK

  • Obesity is a direct cause of sleep apnoea, depression, type 2 diabetes, stress, heart disease, arthritis, high blood pressure, infertility.
  • 60% of men, 50% of women and 25% of children could be obese by 2050.
  • 1 in 3 adults do 30 minutes of moderate physical activity a week.
  • 1 in 4 adults now considered obese… along with a fifth of children.
  • These rates have almost doubled in 20 years.

Healthy Desserts

1. Perfect World Ice Cream


If you thought that indulgent treats were off the menu then think again. Perfect World Ice Cream tastes like the real deal but has only 40 calories and less than half a gram of sugar per scoop*.

It even comes with  a number of EU approved health and nutrition benefits**.

Using naturally occurring sweeteners instead of sugar, and a blend of nutritious nuts instead of dairy, Perfect World have managed to create a premium ice cream experience with none of the nasties, and none of the guilt.

Check out their website to see how you can get hold of some Double Chocolate Chip, Caramel Pecan, Mint Chocolate Chip and Taste of Carrot Cake tubs.

*Double Chocolate Chip flavour.
**Varies by flavour. See website for details.

Available at: Tesco and Ocado.

2. Oppo Induldge Ice Cream

Oppo started on the belief that indulgent food didn’t need loads of sugar or calories to taste good, and based on that mission, it has produced indulgent ice cream without compromising on one’s health.

Oppo ice cream is made with fresh milk, virgin coconut oil and stevia leaf, and is just 40 calories a scoop.

“Indulgence just got healthy”.

Available at: Waitrose, Ocado, and others.

3. Raw Halo Chocolates

Raw Halo is an artisan raw chocolate brand committed to bringing you the finest organic, refined sugar free, gluten-free and 100% natural Peruvian raw chocolate.

It also makes dairy-free and Vegan raw chocolate so you can eat well without having to sacrifice life’s little luxuries.

Available at: Others

Sponsored by Perfect World

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We think that the sweet, delicious desserts everyone loves to eat should taste like a guilty indulgence but be really healthy. What? YES!

They should taste at least as good as the ‘junk food’ versions in which we indulge…but without the junk. And when we say healthy we mean not just less bad for us, but actually good for us!

Tall order you say? Hardly. There’s no point making a treat more healthy if you end up making it… well… not a treat any more…right???


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