Why Granola is Not a Health Food

Do you enjoy a cup of granola with milk in the morning for breakfast, or a yogurt parfait with granola?
How about some granola to snack on during the day?
Think again. Even though granola is made from heart healthy oats, it is not always healthy.
We need to remember what else it is made with:…
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Do you enjoy a cup of granola with milk in the morning for breakfast, or a yogurt parfait with granola?

How about some granola to snack on during the day?

Think again. Even though granola is made from heart healthy oats, it is not always healthy.

We need to remember what else it is made with: oils and sugars.
1 Cup of Granola Contains 450 Calories

This is an average. It depends on what brand you buy. Still, 450 calories is a lot for 1 cup of a grainy product.

Second, there is sugar and oil added. There is a small amount of oil used when baking the granola, and plenty of sugar (15-17 grams of sugar is common per serving).

Where do all these calories come from? The oats themselves are pretty dense because they are an uncooked grain. Any uncooked grain has not absorbed the water that is normally does in cooking. Therefore, the grain remains calorie dense.
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