Granola: what is It and what are the benefits?

Granola: what is It and what are the benefits?

If you love breakfast, then chances are you’ve added granola to your morning milk, plant-based milk, parfaits, and even your pancakes. Fans of granola understand this amazing food is packed full of nutrients and can be consumed far beyond the breakfast hours. Today we’ll take a look at some of the benefits of adding granola to your daily diet.

What is granola?

First off, granola is a yummy and delicious snack everyone can enjoy! But for those interested in learning more about this nutritious food, granola is an oat-based cereal mixture made from rolled oats, honey, or other sweeteners. Today, granola has come to include nuts, dried berries, chocolate chunks, and healthy seeds (such as chia and flax). It can be made savoury or sweet and can also be made gluten-free, vegan, and keto-friendly. Granola is sold loosely or in bar form, which makes it a versatile addition to any kitchen.

What are the benefits of eating granola?

At Oloaa, we pride ourselves on providing our clients with the highest quality granola from the healthiest ingredients. Baked with olive oil, coconut sugar, gluten-free oats, nuts, and nutritious seeds, our granola is for all lifestyles and targets vegan, paleo, keto, and gluten intolerant individuals. We also have keto-friendly options for the carb conscious. 

Not only does Oloaa granola taste great, but it’s nutritious too! There are many health benefits associated with incorporating granola into your daily diet.

High in dietary fibre

Made using whole grains and oats, granola is high in fibre, and you feel fuller for longer. Eating fibre helps your body digest and process sugar and carbohydrates faster, which helps to reduce unhealthy spikes in blood sugar levels.

Improved gut health

The high-quality grains used to make granola are full of prebiotic fibre, which helps to balance the level of healthy bacteria found in our gut. High-quality granola is packed with whole grains which are rich in fibre, feed good bacteria, and also helps to balance the digestive system.

Macro-nutrient and rich in protein

Besides providing a healthy range of micronutrients to the body, such as zinc, iron, magnesium, and vitamins to build immunity, granola can be made to include healthy nuts, seeds, and even different dried fruits. These additions are rich in protein, which also helps you feel fuller longer. Coconut and chia seeds found in certain granola also provide a great source of antioxidants for the body.

Helps lower cholesterol

At the heart of granola are healthy oats. Oats are a great source of beta-glucan. Beta-glucan is a fibre known to reduce overall cholesterol levels and lowers harmful (LDL) cholesterol levels in the body. Lowering your cholesterol dramatically reduces the risk of developing heart disease.

How to eat granola

The crunchy texture of the baked oats, flavourful nuts, nutritious seeds, and overall health benefits of granola make it an ideal snacking choice for individuals and families around the world. There are many new and creative ways to incorporate granola into your daily diet so that you can enjoy the health benefits of granola.

Granola can be made to eat in easy-to-carry, on-the-go bar form, or it can be purchased loosely to add to a variety of your favourite snacks and meals. Some different ways to eat loose granola include:

  • Throw a little granola on your salad to add an element of crunch
  • Top off your parfait, favourite dessert, Greek Yogurt or ice cream
  • Top off your acai bowl
  • Add it to your favourite baked good recipes, such as cookies or sweet bread
  • Add a cup into your milk or oat milk with some fresh berries
  • Coat your french toast or pancakes
  • Sprinkle some granola on your toast
  • Toss some granola in with your oatmeal
  • Add some savoury granola into your meatballs or use it to coat your homemade chicken tenders
  • And so much more

Oloaa Granola

When it comes to healthy granola made from the highest quality ingredients, the experts at Oloaa have got you covered in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, or across the UAE. We’ve taken the time to determine the perfect ratio of ingredients guaranteed to ensure the right balance of crunchy flavour! 

Whether you need a quick snack between meals at work, fuel for your next bike, hike, or a nutritious boost during your next big exam, Oloaa granola is just what you need. So please take a look at our yummy products and order yours today!

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