This coming weekend marks the end of summer, and, the start of Fall. And, with Fall comes the start of the holiday season, and, perhaps the desire to bake, but, many people want snacks and desserts that have at least a little nutritional benefit, and, one very popular cookie you can make is gingerbread.
Ginger has been proven to provide the following benefits:
(Quoted from innocentindulgence.net)
- "Alleviating general gastrointestinal distress (diarrhea, nausea, vomiting) in all ages. This is due to the spice’s ability to relax the smooth muscle in the intestine.
- Relieving motion and morning sickness. Studies reported that ginger was more effective in treating people with motion sickness than over-the-counter medicines and dissipated morning sickness in 70% of pregnant women in their first trimester.
- Serving as an anti-inflammatory in people with osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis.
- Hindering growth of cancer cells, specifically in colorectal and ovarian cancer."
Not to mention it tastes great! And, if you need a good gingerbread cookie recipe try this one, it rates very well on the Food Network site: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/gingerbread-cookies-101-recipe/index.html
And you can even turn your cookie making into a party. Both adults and children enjoy baking, and, making it a social event can make it that much more enjoyable. Just keep in mind the size of your kitchen and how many people you can realistically accommodate.