8 Unhealthiest Valentine's Day Desserts You Should Skip on Your Date
It's the love month, and almost everyone is preparing something sweet for their significant others. Aside from the usual flowers and chocolates, dinner reservations are also something to look forward to.
The romantic ambiance, delicious food, and delectable desserts. However, there are some desserts which can be a danger to your health and you need to watch out for.
According to Food Dive, 80% of Americans share sweets with friends and loved ones during this season. This includes candies, chocolates, and other sweet desserts.
As a result, consuming too many sweets has been linked to a higher risk of acquiring heart disease and diabetes.
1. Sogno Di Cioccolata Chocolate Dream by Carrabba's
It's National Brownie Day (can you think of a better holiday!?) Celebrate with our Sogno Di Cioccolata "Chocolate Dream"... Posted by Carrabba's Italian Grill on Thursday, December 8, 2011
Taken from its name, this dessert is truly dreamy. Aside from layers of chocolate goodness, it is topped with chocolate mousse, fresh whipped cream, and chocolate sauce. However, this also means it has over 15% of the amount of salt you should consume daily, 1,090 calories, and 76g of sugar.
2. Chocolate Thunder from Down Under by Outback Steakhouse
It can't be denied that the Chocolate Thunder from Down Under is one of the must-have desserts, especially during a special occasion like Valentine's Day. However, hidden underneath the layers of this cake are 1,500 calories, 530mg of sodium, 122g of sugar, and 103g of fat. 3. Chocolate Stampede by Longhorn Steakhouse
This dessert will definitely cause a stampede of deliciousness. However, it also contains an excessive amount of calories at 2,460 in a single serving. In addition, it has 1,040mg of sodium, 191g of sugar, and 132g of fat.
4. Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie by Chilli's
Who wouldn't enjoy the combination of cookies and ice cream? The Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie is everything heavenly you can imagine to cap off a dinner date. However, a serving of it contains a whopping 5,340 calories, 4,390mg of sodium, 517g of sugar, and 204g of fat.
5. Chocolate Brownie Lasagna by Olive Garden
Layer after layer of goodness! That is how you can describe the Chocolate Brownie Lasagna offered by Olive Garden. This dessert has eight alternate layers of brownie and cheesecake frosting that translate to 27g of saturated fat and 1.5g of trans fat.
6. Carrot Cake by Cheesecake Factory
Although this dessert is made of carrots, it still contains over 1000mg of sodium, which is three times the acceptable daily intake for an individual. According to Harvard Health, too much salt in your diet can lead to fluid retention, can cause high blood pressure and heart disease. Let this be a fair warning.
7. Chocolate Zuccotto Cake by Maggiano's
As delicious as it may look, each slice of this cake stands five inches tall and weighs less than a pound. It contains 1,820 calories, 62 grams of saturated fat, and 26 teaspoons of added sugar.
8. Great Wall of Chocolate by P.F. Chang's
Like the Great Wall of China, this dessert is an epitome of magnificence. However, it comes with dangerously high levels of calories, sodium, and sugar. This Valentine's Day, you might want to rethink ordering this.