Granola – it’s fried whole-grain cereal, nuts, dried fruits with the use of a small amount of oil. Before grilling, muesli is impregnated with honey or juice. Honey here acts as a sweetener, which gives a crunchy texture to the granola.
Whole grains of oats, nuts contain dietary fibers that help regulate digestion and prevent constipation.
When you eat granola and bars from it, the feeling of hunger is reduced, which allows you to eat less.
Soluble fiber, which is contained in oats, reduces the level of bad cholesterol. Soluble fibers bind bile acids that contain cholesterol in the digestive tract and remove it from the body.
Granola is a good source of healthy fats, which contain nuts, seeds and oil. A portion of granola gives about 4 grams of monounsaturated fatty acids and the same number of polyunsaturated fatty acids.
These two forms of fatty acids can help lower blood pressure, reduce cholesterol. All this has a beneficial effect on the health of the heart and blood vessels.
Omega-3 fatty acids are needed for normal functioning of the brain.
Products from whole grains, as a rule, contain more vitamins and minerals than refined ones. Vitamin E, thiamine, folic acid are all contained in nuts and seeds.
Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, protects our cells from free radicals, has an important role in maintaining the health of the heart, skin, and nervous system.
Thiamine and folic acid play an important role in metabolism, in the functioning of the nervous system, in the growth of cells, in the prevention of certain diseases of the nervous system.
Granola contains almost all the minerals that we need for our health. Magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, copper, manganese, selenium must be supplied to our bodies every day.
Magnesium participates in almost 300 enzymatic reactions in the human body. Calcium is needed to maintain bones. Phosphorus contributes to the acid-base balance in the body, is involved in the production of certain protein compounds.
Selenium, zinc, copper, manganese, although they need less in our body, but they play an important role in the formation of connective tissue, red blood cells and bones. They also participate in the maintenance of immunity, nervous and cardiovascular system, regulate the functioning of the thyroid gland.
Honey, juices, dried fruits are also rich in vitamins and other beneficial substances for the human body.