We want to inform anyone seeking a healthier lifestyle for the benefits of our products. Each herb, spice, and/or vegetable has wonderful qualities that can be used in various ways. As we take this journey of healthy living, we want our supporters to learn and grow with us. Let's start by taking a further look into our elderberry kit and one of the ingredients we use.
WHAT IS ARROWROOT POWDER?
Arrowroot powder is a white, powdery starch that’s naturally gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly. It is extracted from the root of a tropical plant known as Maranta arundinacea. When the root is harvested, it looks pretty similar to cassava root, or yucca, so it’s oblong in shape. Arrowroot has many properties that benefit and fuel our bodies.
Arrowroot is a starchy root vegetable similar to yam, cassava, sweet potato, and taro. Like many starches, it’s high in carbs but offers various nutrients. A 1-cup (120-gram) serving of sliced, raw arrowroot contains the following
Carbs: 16 grams
Fiber: 2 grams
Protein: 5 grams
Fat: 0 grams
Folate: 102% of the Daily Value (DV)
Phosphorus: 17% of the DV
Iron: 15% of the DV
Potassium: 11% of the DV
ARROWROOT AND GUT HEALTH
As a grain-free starch, many people with sensitive bellies find it more easily digestible. Another bonus worth mentioning is that it contains quite a bit of fiber which helps to keep things “moving” plus it fills you. Arrowroot powder has been used as an aid for digestion for over a century, documented as early as 1900. According to research about Antarctic expeditions of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was one of the four main medicinal foods and drinks for the explorers whose bodies were largely devoid of vitamins. The 1920 “Encyclopedia Americana” defines it as “a fine-grained starch esteemed for making invalid foods.” In recent years, research has shown arrowroot to be an effective natural treatment for diarrhea. While the specific reasons for a decrease in digestive problems have yet to be determined, there is sufficient evidence, both historically and in recent years, that arrowroot is an excellent, all-natural, inexpensive treatment for problems with digestion. To prevent constipation, it’s recommended that you don’t take arrowroot with other medications or supplements used to alleviate diarrhea.
ARROWROOT AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Arrowroot powder helps to improve your immune system because it has cytotoxic properties. It also contains ample amounts of iron, potassium, and vitamin B, which helps to improve your immunity by stimulating the immune cells. The powder helps your body to ward off any unwanted bacteria and toxins due to the combination of minerals in it. Daily consumption of arrowroot powder can fight off fatigue and any cognitive disorders.
Arrowroot’s resistant starch content may stimulate your immune system.In fact, this tuber is a potential source of prebiotics, which are a type of fiber that feeds your gut bacteria. Beneficial gut bacteria may boost your immune health, as they produce multiple vitamins and absorb key minerals that your immune system needs to function properly. What’s more, they may even influence how your body responds to many diseases.
ARROWROOT POWDER IS GLUTEN-FREE, GRAIN-FREE AND PALEO-FRIENDLY
Arrowroot powder is a starchy substance that’s extracted from the root of a tropical plant known as Maranta arundinacea. When the arrowroot is harvested, it looks similar to other underground tubers such as cassava, yucca or kudzu, which are oblong in shape. But important to note is how the starch is extracted, which is unlike cornstarch. Arrowroot powder is extracted in simpler, more traditional methods, without the use of high heat or harsh chemicals. Sometimes arrowroot powder is known as arrowroot flour or arrowroot starch and they’re all the same thing. It’s simply a white, powdery starch that’s naturally gluten-free, grain-free, vegan, and paleo-friendly.
ARROWROOT POWDER AND WEIGHT LOSS
Arrowroot is an amazing replacement for all forms of gluten-based products or high calorie dishes over the course of your diet. Besides being a low calorie and gluten-free substitute for many starch-based products, arrowroot is loaded with a large variety of vitamins and minerals that can improve the quality of your health. It can strengthen your immune system, while allowing you to manage your daily dietary intake.The same serving of arrowroot is thought to contain high levels of Vitamin A, B6 and C as well as high levels of niacin, riboflavin, manganese, phosphorus, iron, calcium and zinc. This means that the powdered form of the root acts as a natural multivitamin supplement. It’s also a high-protein, low-calorie food for anytime of day. If you’re trying to burn fat in a short space of time, then basing your diet around arrowroot powder is ideal.
Arrowroot has many qualities that are beneficial to our mind and bodies. Whether you are cooking or losing weight, arrowroot will aid in many areas within our bodies. It truly is an amazing journey healing our bodies and learning along the way.