Almonds are a highly nutritious food, giving us healthy fats, protein and fiber. Almonds are also high in antioxidants, and we get double the dose of antioxidants eating almonds with their skins on. They contain vitamin E, which is linked to many health benefits, and they provide the crunch to our Blueberry Almond Granola.
Blueberries are a superfood with high antioxidant capacities. They also contain fiber, vitamins C and K and manganese. Studies have linked blueberry consumption with improvements in memory, so don't forget to have your blueberries every day!
Cardamom has been a favorite of Ayurvedic practitioners and traditional Chinese medicine for centuries, primarily due to its digestive benefits. Evidence shows cardamom to be one of the healthiest herbs on the planet. Studies have shown it to protect the heart, improve blood circulation, and reduce blood pressure. Cardamom's unique scent infuses our Blueberry Almond Granola.
Coconut contains fatty acids which are powerful antioxidants that help boost immune function and reduce inflammation in the body. And, a single serving of coconut gives you 34% of the manganese you need each day, which helps to maintain a healthy brain, nervous system and immune function. Coconut stars in our Original Recipe Granola.
Flaxseeds, though tiny, pack a nutritional punch, giving us nearly 2 grams of heart-healthy omega-3s in a single tablespoon. They are also an excellent source of protein and fiber. Sweet Diane's adds flaxseeds to Original Recipe Granola to take advantage of the many health benefits of this humble seed.
Oats are whole grain superstars and the main ingredient in Original Recipe, Blueberry Almond and Orange Cranberry Granolas. Oats contain a fiber that reduces cholesterol. They bind with the cholesterol and keep it out of your bloodstream. Eating oats every day is an easy way to maintain good health.