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What are Orange Fennel Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies?

What are Orange Fennel Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies?

What are Orange Fennel Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies?

Adding orange zest to a recipe is a great way to add exciting new flavor, but did you know that there are a number of health benefits of orange peel? Most people simply eat the orange and discard the peel, but they miss out on the rich nutrition contained within the peel. As follows are seven health benefits of orange peel. Though there are numerous other health benefits to eating orange peel on a regular basis, the following are the most relatable while breastfeeding.

Heart Health

Hesperidin is an antioxidant found in oranges with very high levels of it in the peel. Hesperidin helps protect the heart by lowering blood pressure and regulating cholesterol levels. Adding orange peel shavings to your meals or in our case cookies will greatly increase your consumption of hesperidin.

Digestive Health

Fiber is an essential element of a healthy digestive system and orange peel contains high amounts of fiber. If you are experiencing constipation, orange peel can help to relieve that ailment and keep you going regular. It also promotes healthy bacteria production in the intestines.

Weight Loss

High fiber and high nutrient foods are the perfect thing to eat if you want to lose weight. Orange peel provides the fiber and nutrition that you need and it also helps to naturally suppress your appetite. The additional calories your body uses to breastfeed coupled with the added benefit of orange peel with a well-balanced diet will keep you shedding any extra baby weight you might want to lose all while eating cookies every day.


Orange peel will help to reduce chronic inflammation in the body, which can help with many different health conditions like heart disease, arthritis, and cancer.


The Magic Found in Fennel Seeds

Fennel has been shown to have galactogenic properties, meaning it helps increase milk secretion. Research suggests that specific substances found in anethole, such as dianethole and photoanethole, are responsible for the galactogenic effects of the plant. Fennel may increase milk secretion and blood levels of prolactin — a hormone that signals the body to produce breast milk. In addition to these potential milk making benefits, fennel has many overall health benefits. The following are several of the most relevant while breastfeeding.

Prevents Anemia

Iron and histidine, an amino acid found in fennel, are both helpful in the treatment of anemia. Most people associate anemia with an iron deficiency, however, there are several types of anemia that can be caused by a variety of different reasons.

Reduces Flatulence

Fennel is very popular as an ant flatulent, due to the carminative properties of the aspartic acid found in it. Its extract can be used by many, from infants to the elderly, as a way to reduce flatulence and to expel excess gas from the stomach. Flatulence can cause extremely painful cramping abdominal pain and abdominal distension. It is commonly used in medications to reduce symptoms of non-ulcer dyspepsia and flatulence in infants and young children.

Reduces Heart Diseases

Fennel is a great source of fiber, as mentioned above. Besides the advantages to digestion that fiber provides, it also helps maintain healthy levels of cholesterol in the bloodstream. This means that it can stimulate the elimination of damaging LDL or bad cholesterol, which is a major factor in heart diseases, atherosclerosis, and strokes.

Anticancer Potential

The raw vegetable itself hasn’t been extensively studied with regards to cancer protection. However, the fennel seed extract has been explored a bit more, and the findings of one study regarding cancer protection were quite impressive. It shows that, in animal subjects, the extract can not only inhibit the growth of tumors, thanks to its concentrations of flavonoids, alkaloids, and phenols, but it even has potential to be chemo protective against the harmful effects of radiation during cancer treatment. According to the same study, fennel seed extract exhibits anticancer potential against breast cancer and liver cancer.

Regulates Blood Pressure

Fennel is a very rich source of potassium, which is an essential nutrient in our bodies and is vital for a number of important processes. One of the attributes of potassium is its quality as a vasodilator, which means that it relaxes the tension of blood vessels, thereby reducing blood pressure. High blood pressure is connected to a wide range of health issues, including heart attack, stroke, and atherosclerosis. Also, for diabetics, blood pressure issues can make the management of their insulin and glucose levels very difficult and can be the cause of many potentially lethal complications.

Improves Brain Function

Potassium, found in high levels in fennel bulbs and seeds, is an electrolyte, which means that it facilitates increased electrical conduction throughout the body. This includes connections within the brain, which is a veritable switchboard of electric currents. Potassium can help increase brain function and cognitive abilities through this quality. Also, fennel is a vasodilator, which means more oxygen reaches the brain and neural activity can work at optimal functionality.

Boosts Immunity

Fennel being rich in many nutrients including vitamin C helps boost the immune system and protects the body against infections and damage caused by free radicals.

Regulates Menstruation

Fennel is also an emmenagogue, meaning that it is thought to ease and regulate menstruation by properly regulating hormonal action in the body. Furthermore, fennel is used in a number of consumer products to reduce the effects of PMS, and it is also used traditionally as a soothing pain reliever and relaxing agent for menopausal women.

So, now we know just how amazing both orange peel and fennel seeds are, but what exactly makes a cookie a lactation cookie? Let's start with the ingredient you know best: Oats. Whole grains are very nutritious for breastfeeding moms. They're also thought to have properties that support the hormones responsible for making breast milk. Eating whole grains may increase your breast milk supply. Next up: Flaxseed. It has phytoestrogens that can influence breast milk production. Flaxseed meal contains omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Not only are these healthy fats good for mom (they may protect against cardiovascular disease; for example), they also give her breast milk a nutritional boost. While omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are necessary for everyone, these concentrations in a mother's milk are essential for a baby's developing immune system. They are also thought to help prevent allergies. Brewer’s Yeast makes the list as well though most people are not that familiar with it or the benefits of using it. Brewer's yeast is a very healthy nutritional supplement that contains B vitamins, iron, protein, chromium, selenium, and other minerals.

Not only can it aid in helping breastfeeding mothers to make more breast milk, but it may also give you more energy, have a positive effect on your mood and get rid of the baby blues. As you can see, the secret to how effective Grey’s Cowbell Orange Fennel Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies are is the number of key milk makin’ ingredients at just the right amounts. We have taken a cookie and added additional creative layers to create a powerhouse treat that is now fondly known as a lactation cookie. We offer regular lactation options along with both gluten free and dairy free options for Mamas and little ones that have an intolerance or sensitivity to gluten or dairy products. We strive to accommodate as many allergy and restrictions as possible.

And there you have it… one very powerful cookie delivered straight to your door. I bet you never knew that just two cookies a day could pack so much power!

That is our mission here at Grey’s Cowbell, to be the power that keeps your Superhero cape flying because we know you have so many other things to do than worry about how much breast milk your body can make. Relax and let us make it… after all, we’ve got the Milk Makin’ Magic!


Grey's Cowbell specialises in lactation cookies, lactation muffins and lactation drinks as well as other products. Our primary focus is to provide a superior product that yields a highly effective result. Our cookies, muffins and bottled drinks help breastfeeding mothers dramatically increase and sustain their breast milk supply.


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