Is Granola Really Healthy?

BY FOODACIOUSLY

Is Granola Good or Bad?

Granola is a popular breakfast food, considered healthier than other cereals. But is it really good for you? Let's find out!

What's Granola?

Granola is a mix of oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit coated in oil and syrups or honey. The ingredients are then toasted into deliciously crunchy and chunky clusters.

A Nutritious Option

Unlike most breakfast cereals, granola is quite wholesome and nutritious. Oats, nuts, and fruit are rich in fibre, proteins, vitamins, and antioxidants.

Good For Your Health

Having more fibre and proteins at breakfast is good for you. They fill you up, prevent blood sugar spikes, and make your gut healthy.

But Very Caloric

Yet, granola is so calorie-dense that a recommended serving is just 3 tablespoons!

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High in Sugars and Fats

Added sugars and oils make granola crunchy but also offset some of its health benefits. They're caloric and stripped of nutrients.

Are Some Granolas Healthier?

You can spot a healthier granola from its fibres: they should be at least 5 grams per serving. But can it be even better? Let's see how!

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Ditch the Sugars

Want healthy granola? Make it from scratch and swap sugar with blended dates. They're still sweet, yet high-fibre.

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Use Healthier Fats

And to replace refined oils, use natural nut butter. It has fats, but also healthy proteins and fibres. Try it in our easy recipe below!

3

Or Try Muesli

Granola's un-roasted cousin, muesli, is usually healthier as it has no added sugars or oils. But it's not crunchy! Try it and see if you like it.

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