4 Healthier Cookie Options for Santa

Even Santa is thinking about his diet this year! Try giving him better cookie options that he will surely appreciate.

1. Gingerbread men

These cookies contain cinnamon, ginger and cloves, 3 anti-oxidant rich spices shown to protect the heart, ease pain and maybe even kill cancer cells.

2. Molasses cookies

Molasses is a less refined form of sugar, higher in nutrients like calcium, iron and potassium. It may help increase Santa’s mineral intake.

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3. Oatmeal cookies

Oatmeal is a whole grain and its special fiber may lower blood sugar and cholesterol. Plus help Santa feel full for longer.

4. Polvorones

Walnuts contain omega-3 fats and eating them has been shown to decrease blood pressure and bad cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart disease.

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