The Health Benefits of Arrowroot Powder and
its uses. 1. Arrowroot powder has been used for over 7000
years in cooking and to boost health. This is a flavourless white powder which is
commonly used to thicken sauces and soups as an alternative to flour. 2. Arrowroot powder is made by extracting healthy
starches from the roots of specific plants which grow in different parts of the world. 3. It contains lots of nutrition and is much
healthier than flour, corn-starch and other thickening agents used in cooking. It also has twice the thickening power. 4. It contains healthy doses of B vitamins and
minerals such as copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and zinc. 5. More and more people are becoming intolerant
to gluten, therefore people are cutting unhealthy flour from their diet. Arrowroot is a perfect alternative for those
with coeliac disease, as it is gluten free. 6. This has been used to treat diarrhoea in people
who suffer with irritable bowel syndrome, as it is very gentle on the digestive system. 7. The calcium chloride within arrowroot helps
to balance the pH level of the body. 8. It also stimulates bile production, helping
your body to process fats and balancing cholesterol levels. It is recommended for those with heart problems
to use this healthy alternative. 9. The copper and iron boosts blood circulation
and help those suffering with anaemia. It also oxygenates the organs and body overall,
keeping you in healthy shape. 10. The B vitamins helps to speed up a sluggish
metabolism and cause your energy levels to increase and absorb more nutrients from the
foods that you eat. 11. Traditionally this was also used as an alternative
to baby powder for infants. 12. Arrowroot is also used to make a delicious
alternative to fried chips. Simply slice some sweet potatoes and add a
little salt and arrowroot powder and bake. 13. It is also used as a binding agent to make
healthy burgers, ice creams, stews, cakes bread and pasta. 14. It can be used topically on the skin as it
is known as a natural soothing agent. This is often used on minor wounds, blemishes
or rashes and does not cause irritation. 15. You can purchase this from most supermarkets
and baking supply stores. It can also be found in health food stores
as it is gluten free. 16. This is one of many healthy carbohydrates,
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