Do you have chocolate binges or sweet cravings you cannot control? I do all the time but I’ve learned how to control them with Organic Cacao Hemp Seed Butter and shortbread cookies. What? Yes, I just wrote shortbread cookies. This is one treat that is good for you, will satisfy your sweet cravings and make your stomach feel satisfied so you’ll be less likely to overeat or go on a sugar binge.
Shortbread cookies are made with butter and butter contains Arginine , which may play a role in treating several health conditions. Arginine, a basic amino acid, converts to nitric oxide, NO, when ingested and is an important “cell signaling” molecule that has a vital role in many biological processes. It is the intercellular signal that controls vascular tone (hence blood pressure), insulin secretion, airway tone, and peristalsis. Nitric Oxide is also involved in the growth of new blood vessels, aids in the development of the nervous system and is believed to function as a retrograde neurotransmitter that is important in learning and brain function. Disclaimer: Arginine in shortbread or supplements should never replace any traditional medications or treatments prescribed by your doctor for these health problems.
Some kinds of shortbread contain nuts, and Arginine is also found in many types of nuts, including peanuts, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts and pecans. While a couple of shortbread cookies won’t increase your intake in Arginine significantly, combining them with other sources of arginine may be effective for health reasons. Other foods that contain arginine include coconut, raisins, brown rice, oats, sunflower seeds, raw cacao and hemp seeds.
Hemp seed protein contains all 21 known amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids that adult bodies cannot produce naturally. Proteins are considered complete when they contain all the essential amino acids in sufficient quantities and ratios to meet the body’s needs.
Speaking of Arginine, Nitric Oxide, raw cacao and hemp seeds, Hippie Butter Organic Cacao Hemp Seed Butter is made with raw, 100% organic hemp seeds, cacao, cashews, agave nectar, sunflower oil and sea salt!
So go ahead, satisfy your sweet cravings and treat your body right. Take one heaping tablespoon of Hippie Butter Organic Cacao Hemp Seed Butter and spread it over one homemade shortbread cookie for a delicious gourmet treat that’s a great way to get the healthy benefits of Arginine and stop chocolate and sugar cravings in their tracks, plus, hemp seed protein will halt future sugar cravings throughout the day.
Simple Shortbread Cookies Recipe: http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/shortbread_cookies/
Gluten-Free Shortbread Cookies Recipe: http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Gluten-Free-Shortbread