I am very pleased to announce that jam, marmalade, preserves and bramble jellies have many proven health benefits.
Yes, your sticky red toast is good for your body! So is your afternoon scone.
The fast energy boost that we get from these sweet condiments has less saturated fat and less calories than margarine & butter and contain no cholesterol. This has been confirmed in many studies by professionals who probably had the great excuse to ingest large dollops of the delicious stuff while doing their research.
Scientists, medical doctors, and nutritionists from all across the globe have stated that, provided a moderate amount of good sugar is used in the making, jellies, preserves and jams can help reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and all other potential cardiovascular diseases.
This is owing to nutrients such as Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Potassium, dietary fibre, life sustaining vitamins, amino acids and no traces of sodium!
There are many other merits to mention but I will leave that for another article.
In the meantime, I’m thirsty, so I’m going to stop for a cake break and enjoy my guiltless affair with my pot of redcurrant jelly.