When you think of granola, you think it is healthy but did you know that it has more than just one health benefit? It’s goodness in a bowl! Granola is typically a baked mixture of oats, nuts, dried fruits and along with a sweetener. Granola was invented by an American Physician James Caleb Jackson and a staple breakfast option in most American houses. The two things that differentiate granola and muesli is that granola is an American invention and is baked with sweetener.
Granola has gained popularity throughout the world because of its undeniable health benefits. Granola is rich in fibre, protein, calcium, Omega-6 fatty acids, sodium, iron, magnesium, potassium and manganese. It improves digestion, increases antioxidant levels, boosts energy, improves blood circulation, boosts gut health, lowers cholesterol levels, aids in weight loss, controls blood sugar levels, and also improves blood pressure. As it is rich in protein and fibre, it keeps you fuller for a longer duration. An added advantage is that it benefits the skin. The nutrients present in granola works as a charm for your skin. It helps in absorbing excess oil from skin, which inturn helps in reduction of acne, protects premature ageing, treats dry skin and also reduces blackheads. For those with headache issues, granola helps to keep headaches at bay. This is due to the magnesium present in the granola which has anti-inflammatory effects.
With busy schedules, making a wholesome breakfast becomes a task but skipping the most important meal of the day is not advisable. Sometimes we also crave for the mid-day snack. Granola is the perfect option for just that. The best part about granola is that you can eat it straight out of the bag and that makes it a perfect on-the-go healthy food option. Granola can be combined with cold milk, yogurt or smoothie along with fresh fruits. If you wish to increase the nutritional value, you can also combine it with other cereals making it a granola cereal. The cherry on top is that it’s delicious!
A bowl of granola works wonders as a pre-workout meal as well. It’s easy to store and also has a longer shelf life. Hikers and trekkers go-to snack is granola as it is easy to consume and gives them the nutrients required and the much needed energy booster.It can also be consumed as Granola Rolls, which makes it so easy to munch on - you can check out the recipe here.
We suggest that before you buy granola online or at the store, check the nutritional value and also the ingredients. Many companies use excess oil and sugar to bake the granola and that reduces the healthy quotient. The Rooted Co’s Granola is available in three flavours - Peanut Butter Granola, Dates & Chia Granola and Apricot & Orange Granola. If you’re looking to buy granola online, head over to The Rooted Co now. We offer gluten-free, oil-free and vegan options as well. Do tag us on Facebook and Instagram as we would love to see our customers live the Rooted life. And always remember Workout Ke Pehle, Ek Bowl Zaruri Hai.