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Satisfy your Sweet Tooth

Posted by Lorea Thomson on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018 at 10:14am.


Satisfy your sweet tooth one bite at a time.  It's common to crave sugar, and both men and women get sugar cravings for the same reasons. Sugar cravings stem from both physical and psychological causes. Did you know when you eat sugar your brain absorbs more of the amino acid tryptophan from your blood? Your brain uses tryptophan to manufacture serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for feelings of comfort and elevated mood. The effect on your mood is the same whether you eat fruit or refined sugar, however, consuming refined sugar can lead to wide swings in blood sugar levels, insulin resistance and nutritional deficiencies.  We all know that treats made with refined sugar don't contain the same healthy nutrients found in fruits.

However, sometimes a sweet treat is just what the doctor ordered – no prescription necessary.  In the north end of Palm Beach County are some of the tastiest and decadent shoppes of confection. Decide for yourself which is your favorite.

Palm Beach Ice Cream, with two locations in Jupiter and Tequesta, offering real, hand-made, old fashioned ice cream with a hometown flair. Deliciously tasting homemade ice cream and cones. Great ambience, family friendly and fun.

Jupiter Donut Factory, with three locations to serve you in Jupiter, North Palm Beach and Royal Palm Beach featuring coffee, bagels, baked goods and naturally doughnuts.  The Jupiter Donut Factory opens daily at 6:00 am and closes when the last doughnut is sold! Get there early.

Kilwins Chocolates and Ice Cream is known for their premium ice Cream, Fine Chocolates, and fresh, home-made fudge, caramels, and chocolate dipped delicacies. The sweet shop specializes in custom chocolates, gift baskets, and catering events. Tours are available for children’s birthday parties.

Nina’s Fresh Bakery is an exceptional place, fashioned after a traditional European shop, with a “sweet smell of crunchy breads, homemade pastries, specialty custom cakes and more!”  Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast, hearty weekend brunch or healthy lunch.

Carmines Gourmet Market, From traditional Italian pastries to cakes and cookies to fresh breads and pies, they have it all.  The market specializes in Italian cakes, breads and pastries. One of the most famous Italian bakeries in Italy, Bindi, flies in sweet treats every week such as the Fruiti Di Bosco, Ameretto or Ricotta Cheesecake.  They also bake fresh on cannoli’s on the premises.

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