Among the main benefits of granola are the vitamins and minerals. Check it out:
A - It is connected to the development of bones, protective action of the skin and mucosa, it plays essential role in the functional capacity of the organs in the reproductive tract, it boosts the immune system, contributes to the development of teeth and maintains hair health.
C - Its main function is collagen hydroxylation; this protein gives resistance to bones, teeth, tendons and walls of blood vessels. Apart from that, it is a powerful antioxidant;
B1, B2, B6, B9, B12 - the vitamin B complex - usually work together to provide a number of benefits to health, such as increasing rate of metabolism, boosting the immune and nervous system, maintaining muscular tone as well as skin health and it also promotes cell growth and division - including red blood cells, preventing anemia. Together they also help fight the symptoms and causes of stress, depression and cardiovascular diseases;
Folic acid - it helps the correct development of babies’ spinal cord, it favors the correct formation of blood cells, lowers homocysteine levels which, when high, increase the risk of cardiac problems. Apart from that, it is important for the organism to use proteins correctly;
Iron - It is an essential nutrient for life and it acts mainly in the synthesis (production) of red blood cells and in the transport of oxygen to all cells in the body;
Zinc - it boosts the immune system, making the body stronger when fighting diseases. The lack of zinc in the organism may lead to change in taste sensitivity, hair loss, difficulty in cicatrization processes and even problems in children’s growth and development.