Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Benefits of Arrowroot


Lately, I've taken a liking to eating Arrowroot cookies. The taste and smell remind me of early childhood, and I like the way they melt in your mouth. I have braces and I've been instructed to wear elastics, the side effect of which is sore teeth. Anything that doesn't require chewing becomes a prized food item. I've been wondering if there is any health benefit to Arrowroot cookies since parents regularly feed them to their babies and young children. Here's what I have found:

Arrowroot is derived from the root of a large, leafy plant native to South America and the Caribbean. Arrowroot powder is an odorless, gluten-free, low-protein, white coloured starch. It is easier to digest than wheat flour and helps to relieve acidity, indigestion, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea, and colic. It is also mildly laxative. Arrowroot also has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties and may be applied as an ointment or poultice. Often used as an easy-to-digest form of nutrition for infants and people recovering from illness, arrowroot is also used in the kitchen as a thickening agent.

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Advin Charles said...

Arrowroot is good for consumption prevents numerous heart illnesses. It helps to balance Glucose level in blood.

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