The Protein Cookie Company Review

The Protein Cookie Company sent us a variety of flavors to review! Here's some info from their website:
The Protein Cookie Company takes pride in offering you artisan baked goods of the highest quality. Our goal is to promote good nutrition without sacrificing taste. We make our cookies fresh from scratch using the finest ingredients without using additives and preservatives or freezing our dough.

Whey Protein

Whey Protein is derived from animal protein not plant protein. Whey contains high amounts of branched amino acids that help reduce the risk of diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and obesity. These branched amino acids (BCAA’s) are used to fuel the muscles of the body stimulating protein synthesis. The result is a leaner more toned body when moderate to high amounts of protein are ingested through the day.

Benefits:

- Whey Protein helps maintain a healthy body composition, fight off chronic disease and can help you improve your emotional health.
- Whey Protein as part of a healthy diet can help aid in weight-loss efforts. Your body uses more energy to digest protein than other foods, which creates a thermogenic effect allowing you to burn calories at a higher rate.
- Whey protein helps reduce glucose absorption time into the bloodstream to prevent hunger, according to the Whey Protein institute. Thus helping you fight the need to snack between meals.
- Whey Protein slows down the production of cortisol, a stress hormone, to reduce stress and depression while releasing the calming hormone serotonin.
- According to the Whey Protein Institute, whey protein can help to slow cancer growth in the body, prevent type 2 diabetes by controlling blood glucose levels and promote new skin growth to speed up wound healing.
* When heated over a long period of time and at high heat, whey protein will denature. We bake our protein cookies in a stone oven which distributes heat evenly, cutting back the amount of baking time and temperature needed to bake a perfect protein cookie that retains all its nutritional value.

Unbleached Unbromated Flour

When considering the health of our consumers we chose to use an Unbleached Unbromated Whole Wheat Flour. Unbleached Unbromated Flour is flour that has not been subject to bleach and potassium bromate baths.
Bleached Flour – is flour that is subjected to a chlorine gas bath which whitens the flour and reduces the gluten content, resulting in a finer grain. What makes this worse is that the chlorine once combined with the proteins of the flour produces Alloxan – a carcinogen. Although not yet proven in humans, when Alloxan was tested on lab rats it induced diabetes, destroying beta cells in the pancreas.
Bromated Flour – is flour treated with potassium bromate to improve elasticity in the dough allowing it to produce a higher rising bread. Potassium bromate is a potential carcinogen. Bromated Flour has been linked to thyroid dysfunction.
*Most baked goods are made with flour that contains these harmful chemicals. Make sure to read the labels of your breads and cookies before purchasing.

Stevia

Stevia has been proven to have compounds that are anti-hyperglycemic, anti-hypertensive, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-diarrheal, and diurectic. Stevia is safe for diabetics and people suffering from obesity and hypertension do to the negative effects on blood glucose and may even increase glucose tolerance. Stevia has Zero calories, Zero carbs and Zero glycemic Index.

72% Cocoa Powder

Cocoa is proven to offer extraordinary health benefits. Cocoa contains three flavonoids: Procyanidin,catechin, and epicatechin. These flavonoids help protect against disease like diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure. When cocoa is processed with fat and sugar you lose all its health benefits. Therefore we use a cocoa powder that is 72% pure cocoa in all our dark cocoa cookie recipes.



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Our Review:
These cookies had a great taste, but we enjoyed them more when we microwaved them for a few seconds and Jared liked them dipped in milk. They were a little dry, but overall, we loved them! They were packed full of PROTEIN and quality ingredients. We enjoyed these as a mid afternoon snack, and for our after dinner desserts! :)


Can't beat the fact that you're enjoying a yummy cookie AND getting in extra protein for the day! 

That's a win win in our book!

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