The ‘simple’ act of watching what you eat has probably never been more in the public eye as it is today, especially amidst all of the healthy lifestyle trends that are circulating the web and social media. Granola has been a longstanding part of this conversation and is a key, yet controversial food. It has continued to gain popularity over the years and more recently the granola parfait trend has become an Instagram superstar among foodies the world over and is billed as a delicious and health conscious treat.
Unfortunately there is a ton of misinformation surrounding granola and whether or not it’s as healthy as it seems. Let’s pull back the curtain on some of the most common granola myths and reveal the truth behind them.
Myth 1: All granola is healthy for you.
Although we’re all granola lovers here, it’s important to distinguish what granola is good for you versus what isn’t. There’s all sorts of granola out there filled with high sugar, sodium, and artificial color/preservatives. The key to identify which granola is the healthiest option is to look for a USDA organic, all natural, and GMO free option. It’s important to know what you’re putting in your body and that ALL ingredients are natural and real. So, no, all granola isn’t healthy for you, but real granola made with quality ingredients like the kind we produce here at Avalanche Swiss Granola makes all the difference.
Myth 2: Granola has no nutritional value.
While it may be true that other brands of granola are buried in sugars and artificial flavors, granola itself is still a great source of protein. Swiss Granola highlights its protein by adding in other key ingredients such as nuts, fruits, and even Quinoa. These ingredients all serve to boost flavor and protein intake! Just one bag alone of Swiss Granola can land you up to 5 grams of protein, which is an excellent protein boost for breakfast (or your mid-day snack)!
Myth 3: Granola is only for a quick and on-the-go breakfast.
It’s no secret that granola is convenient and easy, especially with Avalanche Swiss Granola’s packaging. If it’s an on-the-go breakfast that you’re seeking, then Avalanche Swiss Granola is your answer. But its also perfect on a comfy Sunday morning with time to kick your feet up and savor the flavor. Throwing in some key ingredients like yogurt, fruit, honey, seeds, and oats will for sure make your meal a big one with many ingredients to fill you up even more.
Thankfully, granola can be a cornerstone part of any healthy lifestyle plan, when the ingredients are the right quality and the nutritional value is present. Between the kind of energy it provides, the portability and convenience, organic granola can keep you fueled for all the adventures that keep your body moving and ready to take on what lies ahead.