We’re pretty loved up with our Luxury Granola here at Bite Club. Packed with natural and wholesome ingredients, this works great as a snack, breakfast- and everything else! We pair ours with Alpro Vanilla Soya Milk or Natural Yoghurt. Keep reading to find out more about each specially chosen ingredient that goes into our delicious Luxury Granola.
This grain contains soluble fibre and is great for your heart health, due to its beta-glucan content. Beta-glucan is a type of fibre that helps to reduce high cholesterol levels and slow the absorption of sugar into the blood, which provides a sustained release of energy throughout the day. As well as balancing your energy levels, this helps to prevent blood sugar spikes.
Rich in antioxidants that protect the body from free radical damage and reduce blood pressure, honey adds a sweet kick to our Luxury Granola. Honey may improve cholesterol levels, which helps to reduce the risk of heart disease.
This fruit contains manganese, which helps to form bones and tissue in the body. Cranberries also help to support your digestive health, as they contain proanthocyanidins that can offer protection against stomach ulcers.
We’re nuts about almonds here at Bite Club! They contain various phytochemicals, such as beta-sitosterol and stigmasterol that may reduce the risk of heart disease. Almonds contain a healthy amount of calcium, which may reduce the risk of osteoporosis. This fab nut helps to keep your skin glowing with its vitamin E content, which helps defend the skin from free radical damage. Almonds also contain essential fatty acids that may help to improve skin elasticity.
Containing alpha-linolenic acid, this nut helps to keep your heart healthy. This omega-3 fatty acid may help to reduce high cholesterol levels, which makes your blood less likely to clot as well as preventing the risk of heart disease. Walnut’s essential fatty acid content also helps to strengthen the membranes of your skin cells, which keeps the skin looking youthful as well as locking in moisture. Walnuts also provide your immune system with a friendly boost, due to their copper content. Copper is a mineral that helps to support the immune system, as well as helping the body produce white blood cells.
High in protein and full of vitamins, we can’t get enough of peanuts here at Bite Club! Peanuts contain oleic acid, protein and fibre that may help to lower bad LDL cholesterol as well as maintaining good levels of HDL cholesterol. Peanuts are a fab source of the amino acid arginine, which can help to improve blood flow by opening up blood vessels.
Full of fibre, apricots can help to keep your digestive system healthy by helping to relieve constipation. The fibre in apricots also helps reduce bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol, which helps to keep your heart healthy.
These seeds are a fab source of zinc, which helps to keep your immune system fighting-fit. Pumpkin seeds increase the creation of cells that fight bacteria and viruses and prevent the growth of bacteria in your body. Zinc is vital for growth and wound healing, this mineral helps your skin to heal fast and also keeps it glowing! It is suggested that people who suffer from acne have low levels of zinc in their blood.
Containing the B vitamin folate, sunflower seeds assists with the production of red blood cells, which helps to keep your blood healthy. Sunflower seeds are fab at protecting your skin health, due to their vitamin E content. This powerful antioxidant helps to protect the skin against free radical damage, which can accelerate premature ageing and wrinkles.
This fruit is packed with phytochemicals, which provide heaps of health benefits for your body. Cherries contain the phytochemical called melatonin, this hormone helps to regulate the body’s internal clock and sleep-wake cycles. The high levels of antioxidants in cherries act as an anti-inflammatory that can reduce pain from gout, arthritis and muscular aches after exercise. The antioxidants in cherries may protect against heart disease and certain cancers.
A good source of soluble and insoluble fibre, chia seeds help to keep your digestive system in tip-top condition. Chia seeds help speed the passage of waste material through the digestive system, which prevents constipation. They are rich in magnesium, which supports many chemical processes in the body. This mineral helps muscles to relax and keeps your heart and nervous system healthy. Chia seeds contain essential fatty acids, which are a source of omega-3 fatty acids help to protect against heart disease.
Containing a group of phytochemicals called flavonoids, these are antioxidants that can help to reduce the risk of heart disease. They can help to reduce blood pressure and increase the production of good HDL cholesterol. The phytochemical phenylethylamine boosts the production of serotonin in the brain, which helps to boost your mood!
The active ingredient in cinnamon is cinnamaldehyde, which is suggested to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. Antioxidants in cinnamon help to reduce inflammation in the body.