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Granola is one of the world’s most popular breakfast foods, and for good reason, granola not only contains whole-grain oats chock-full of fiber, it’s also flat-out delicious for breakfast or anytime of day as a snack. If you’re looking to change up your breakfast routine, grabbing granola might be the way to go.
That being said, there are a number of things you should know about granola before jumping into the proverbial bowl. While it’s most certainly delicious, it may also contain lots of fat and hidden sugars…
1. Granola is Fiber-Filled
One of the best reasons to eat granola each morning is that it’s absolutely full of dietary fiber, which can help with digestion and it keeps you “regular”. In most cases just one-third of a cup of granola will include about 4 grams of fiber, which is about one-sixth the daily recommended intake.
Fiber is also great because it helps promote the feeling of fullness, which can keep us from binging on other, less healthy foods during the rest of the day. Finally, by preventing constipation, fiber can help improve energy levels and overall comfort, increasing one’s ability to be active and burn calories through exercise.