When it comes to popular healthy snacks, granola is the top-tier choice among health lovers and adventurers. Not only does granola provide high energy, but it is soft-bite and easily portable. This tasty snack is also packed with nutrients from whole grains such as oats and nuts, but sweeteners like sugar or honey and oil are added to make granola’s texture crunchier and tastier.
Without doubt, eating too much granola, though offering the health benefits from whole grains, can lead consumers to negative health effects due to the sugar contents. Some people then may begin to wonder what exactly amount of granola is and how to eat it in a healthy way. Nature’s Sensation, a wide variety of fine dried fruits and natural juices brand by Heritage Group, would like to share 3 easy ways to eat granola for health to welcome the inspirational New Year ahead.
- Low fats are the right choice.
Nowadays, there are different varieties of granola from many brands available. The ingredients of their products are their effective selling point since they attract customers’ attention best. However, the first step in choosing granola for every consumer is that careful consideration should be given to saturated fats and trans fats, namely that consumers should buy one with low saturated fats and 0% trans fats. According to the American Heart Association, an excess of saturated fats can raise LDL cholesterol level which increases the risk of heart disease.
- Small cup is the answer. Portion size is the key
If you love to eat granola for breakfast, the serving size for granola is very important. Some people may assume that a big bowl of granola is equivalent to cereal’s one due to the similarity between granola and cereal. In fact, granola is a calorie-dense snack; recommended amounts should be less than the amounts of cereal. That is, a portion of granola should be at around 1/2-1/4 cup depending on the energy needed for daily activities. Also, using a small cup to measure out the right amount of granola is recommended because 240 calories from a big bowl of granola is certainly not good, especially for weight-watchers.
- Adjustment makes perfect.
Some people are accustomed to snacking on granola, but they may eventually find it boring to snack only on granola. Therefore, consumers should try switching over to eating granola with milk, Greek yogurt, or eggs to increase their protein intake. They may also add blueberries and strawberries into their favorite granola bowl to boost vitamins in that particular meal.
If you are looking for some New Year’s gifts for yourself or your loved ones, “Sensation Granola” is an interesting choice to refreshingly restart your New Year’s Day. Sensation Granola by Nature’s Sensation is now available at convenience stores and leading supermarkets nationwide. Visit the online channels at Shopee, Lazada, JD Central, and LINE ID: @Heritagethailand. For more information, please call 02-813-0954-5 or follow the activities of Nature’s Sensation at www.heritagethailand.com and www.facebook.com/naturessensationofficial and IG: naturessensation.