Regular cookies (they don’t have to be chocolate chip) are filled with sugar and refined white flower.
We are going to look at to sugar later. First, let’s take a quick delve into the horrifying truth of refined white flower.
Why is white flour bad for you?
Whole grain contains three parts. From the outside moving in we have the bran, which happens to be an effective source of fibre, B vitamins and anti-oxidants, after that we have the endosperm (the section that the majority of people haven’t heard about!) this is the least valuable part of the grain, and basically consists of starches. Lastly, in the center, we have the germ, which has healthy proteins, minerals, fat and more B vitamins.
As you’ve probably already guessed, the refining method used to produce white flower disgards the bran together with the germ and just focusses on the endosperm. The part of the grain with the lowest nutritional value.
Flour, and then ultimately cookies (and also bread, or a whole range of other things) that is made from the endosperm is incredibly detrimental to your health. Why then do they make it? Exactly why does refined white flour even exist? Because it stays fresh longer. And products that stay fresh for longer generate more profit. (which of course is far more important than our well being, right!?)
Refined white flower can cause a whole plethora of problems. Including but definitely not limited to: weight gain, diabetes, heart disease, cancers, digestion difficulties, the list never ends!
Now for the sugar
Sugar seems to have such a bad rep already that I don’t think I have to beat it down anymore. Everybody knows it’s bad for us… but it makes things taste good, which means we keep eating it.
Plenty of things are just as good without sugar too. Oatmeal cookies are a good example. They can get their sweetness from more healthy alternatives to sugar, like honey, cinnamon, vanilla extract, raisins, or maybe even chocolate!
Oatmeal cookies are made utilizing whole wheat flower, which includes all of the good parts of the grain, exactly like nature intended.
I also feel like I need to point out that they actually taste much better as well! Don’t you think? To me at least, oatmeal cookies seem more indulgent and sophisticated than regular cookies… and don’t get me started on oatmeal cookies with stem ginger! They always get the secret hiding place at the back of the pans! Much too tasty for kids!
Post a comment below and let me know which is your first choice cookie. Is it a wholesome luxurious oatmeal extravaganza like my stem ginger treats? If you appreciate cookies, and you haven’t tried them yet, you really need to!
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