We’re here to talk about granola.
Our family and customers absolutely love baking and snacking on our granola. That’s because we know how important a good batch of granola is for your breakfast, deserts and trail mix recipes. In this article we’re going to have a look at granola vs oats, what granola does to your body and if granola is beneficial for weight loss. Let’s get to it!
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Is Granola Healthier than Oats?
Eating healthy starts with breakfast. When we eat a healthy breakfast we increase our nutrient intake, we have better control over our weight, and we can have a more productive and focused day. For this reason many of us choose to include oatmeal or granola in our breakfast routines.
But is there a difference between the two?
Oats are a nutritious source of fiber, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. Oats can help lower blood sugar levels, can reduce one’s cholesterol, and has anti-inflammatory effects on the body. Granola comes from rolled oats and is rich in fiber, protein, and macronutrients. When you mix your granola with the right ingredients you can help you and your family increase their iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin E, and selenium intake. Especially when we add in delicious dried fruits and nuts. Granola can also improve gut health, yes please!
Both oats and granola are a healthy option for breakfast and as a dessert topping! We love it on yogurts, ice cream, cranberry apple crisp recipes and more!
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What does Granola do to Your Body?
Granola may have the following health benefits:
- Help improve digestion
- Aid in Weight loss
- Reduce cholesterol levels
- Boost energy levels
- Boost cognition
- Improve skin health
- Regulate blood sugar levels
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Is Granola Good for Weight Loss?
As you may have guessed from the previous section, yes granola may help aid in weight loss. How so? Well, granola is an exceptionally filling food without weighing you down too much. That’s because granola is loaded with fiber which is what makes us feel full. Eating granola also has the power to potentially reduce the production of ghrelin, which is what tells our body we’re hungry and it’s time to eat up. Not hard to imagine how this can greatly aid in weight loss!
If you’re running a cafe, bakery or food distribution, then you’ll want to get your hands on CNS Confectionery’s wholesale granola. It’s a favorite among our customers and amongst the whole family too!