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    The Cookie Department, Fully Functional and Keto Cookies

    Get to know the inspiration behind The Cookie Department's keto line

    Get to know the inspiration behind The Cookie Department's keto line

    The Cookie Department's line of keto cookies was inspired by my wife Elannah's healing journey from traumatic brain injuries.

    You can learn more about that here! https://thecookiedepartment.com/pages/about-us

    Elannah hopes that in sharing her story of overcoming debilitating medical challenges (with the help of the ketogenic diet!), others will feel more empowered, more inner peace and more joy within their own lives.

    This recent interview provides insight not only into the beautiful source of our keto cookie inspiration; my brave, strong, determined wife, but also into better understanding of being or loving a sensitive person. 

    https://medium.com/authority-magazine/elannah-cramer-of-the-cookie-department-how-to-survive-and-thrive-as-a-highly-sensitive-person-61d6989227a6

    Is Keto Good for Diabetics?

    Is Keto Good for Diabetics?

    Unless you have been living under a rock in 2019, then odds are you’ve heard about the keto diet. This past year, keto broke into the mainstream in a very major way, completely overtaking social media and becoming the de-facto diet for many of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

    But despite the coverage there’s one question that always pops up when the topic turns to keto – is keto good for diabetics?

    Why Diabetics on the Keto Diet Love It

    The keto diet is an eating plan that revolves around eating very low carbs, a moderate amount of protein and higher amounts of high-quality (mostly) unsaturated fats. The diet is particularly favored by those diagnosed with type-2 diabetes because following the plan eventually leads to the body using ketones as its primary fuel source instead of glucose, which it would normally get from carbs. In fact, it can take just a few days of following the keto diet for the body to enter this stage, called “nutritional ketosis.”

    Diabetics on the keto diet in Los Angeles were naturally among the first to tout the body-slimming benefits of this ancestral eating plan, but more importantly, its results are backed by scientific research. Research studies have shown that people with type-2 diabetes can effectively lose weight and lower their blood sugar levels by being on the keto diet. In fact, in one study, people with type-2 diabetes not only lost weight, they also needed less medication and lowered their A1c after following the keto diet for one year.

    Overcoming the Biggest Hurdle for Diabetics on the Keto Diet

    Although keto is good for diabetics, it’s not to say that sticking to the diet is easy. Being on the keto diet takes a lot of commitment because there are restrictions in the eating plan. For those without diabetes, this means avoiding sweets and processed foods among other things. While this might seem like it doesn’t apply to those with diabetes because they already avoid these foods, the truth is a lot of the artificial sweeteners used to make diabetic-friendly desserts have been shown to adversely affect blood glucose levels to the point that they increase one’s risk of developing diabetes and obesity.  

    Thankfully, The Cookie Department has created a solution to help curve your cravings, whether you’re on the keto diet, on the paleo diet, have a gluten sensitivity or are diabetic. With our new line of gluten-free, keto-friendly cookies, diabetics on the keto diet in Los Angeles and the rest of the country can finally enjoy their desserts again.

    Big, Fresh and Chewy Cookies That are Low Glycemic

    At The Cookie Department, our cookies are made from fully functional ingredients that do more than just taste great – they benefit the body. We use only good, wholesome ingredients with no artificial anything. Our new keto-friendly cookies are 3:1 keto, macro-friendly and have a low impact on the body’s glycemic levels, making them an ideal dessert option for someone with diabetes on the keto diet.

    So, it’s true – the keto diet is good for diabetics. And, with our new line of keto-friendly cookies, you can finally enjoy the taste and texture of a premium, fresh-baked cookie again even if you’ve been diagnosed with diabetes or you’re doing keto or both!

     

    Looking for the Best Tasting Keto Desserts? Try a Cookie!

    Looking for the Best Tasting Keto Desserts? Try a Cookie!

    Ask anyone on the keto diet about their biggest food related challenges and odds are you’ll be told it’s really hard to find tasty keto desserts with clean ingredients. Thats where The Cookie Department comes in!

    Gluten Free Keto Desserts With Clean Ingredients 

    That Are Actually Delicious!

    What many are calling the best tasting keto desserts on the market, our cookies are large, soft baked, and macro friendly contains only 1g of sugar and never more than 4 net carbs per whole cookie. Made with functional wholesome ingredients they do more than just taste great; they’re beneficial to the body too!

    We use keto friendly non-GMO ingredients like almond flour, Lakanto monk fruit sweetener, grass-fed unsalted butter, whole eggs, and prebiotic fiber to achieve the idyllic 3:1 keto ratio. Made with no artificial ingredients they’re low glycemic and certified gluten free, so they’re safe for diabetics and those with gluten sensitivity. 

    We have three incredible flavors available – Cake WalkMint Condition and Champion Chip

    With these cookies in your pantry, your journey to getting your body in mint condition on keto will be a cake walk.

     

    Are You Serving Certified Gluten-Free Foods This Holiday?

    Are You Serving Certified Gluten-Free Foods This Holiday?

    Gluten sensitivity is something that a lot of families have to keep in mind when hosting their holiday get-togethers. In fact, it is estimated that there are 18 million people in the United States suffering from non-celiac gluten sensitivity. That’s six-times the number of people diagnosed with celiac disease.

    Therefore, the odds are very good that one or more people in your family can only eat certified gluten free foods. Are you prepared to meet their dietary needs this holiday season?

    Certified Gluten Free Products for Your Holiday Table

    When you’re planning your holiday feast this year, make sure you consider those suffering from gluten sensitivity by including certified gluten free products in your menu. Here’s a list of some foods you can include on your table:

    Gluten Free Whole Grains

    • Quinoa
    • Brown or wild rice
    • Buckwheat
    • Sorghum
    • Tapioca
    • Millet
    • Amaranth
    • Teff
    • Arrowroot
    • Oats

    Fruits and Vegetables

    • Citrus fruits
    • Bananas
    • Apples
    • Berries
    • Peaches
    • Pears
    • Cruciferous vegetables (cauliflower and broccoli)
    • Greens (spinach, kale and Swiss chard)
    • Starchy vegetables (potatoes, corn and squash)
    • Bell peppers
    • Mushrooms
    • Onions
    • Carrots
    • Radishes
    • Green beans

    Gluten-Free Proteins

    • Legumes (beans, lentils, peas, peanuts)
    • Nuts and seeds
    • Red meat (fresh beef, pork, lamb, bison)
    • Poultry (fresh chicken, turkey)
    • Seafood (fresh fish, scallops, shellfish)
    • Traditional soy foods (tofu, tempeh, edamame)

    Gluten-Free Dairy Products

    • Milk
    • Butter and ghee
    • Cheese
    • Cream
    • Cottage cheese
    • Sour cream
    • Yogurt

    Gluten-Free Beverages

    • Water
    • 100% fruit juice
    • Coffee
    • Tea
    • Some alcoholic beverages, including wine, hard ciders and beers made from gluten-free grains, such as buckwheat or sorghum
    • Soda
    • Sports and energy drinks
    • Lemonade

    Finding Certified Gluten Free Dessert Options for the Holidays

    While there are plenty of whole foods that are certified gluten free, it can be more challenging to find desserts that won’t affect your gluten-sensitive guests. Luckily, if you’re looking for certified gluten free foods in Los Angeles, you have an abundance of choices. Los Angeles is one of the cities at the forefront of helping those with gluten sensitivity enjoy everything they used to love, like premium, fresh-baked cookies.

    At The Cookie Department, we offer a line of decadent and delicious certified gluten free cookies that all your guests can enjoy, even those on the keto diet or those with diabetes. Our new cookies make for the perfect holiday dessert option because everyone in your family can enjoy them.

    Stock Up on Functional Cookies for the Holiday!

    The Cookie Department’s certified gluten free products in Los Angeles are made from only the finest wholesome ingredients. Our recipes feature fully functional ingredients that actually do good for the body and no artificial ingredients. In addition to being a certified gluten free food, they’re also 3:1 keto, macro-friendly and low glycemic. So, for gluten free keto desserts in Los Angeles, look no further than The Cookie Department.

    This holiday season set a table that everyone in your family can enjoy dining at. Include certified gluten free foods, products and (most importantly) desserts and everyone will enjoy a healthier and happier holiday!