The next time you eat a piece of chocolate, you may not have to feel so guilty about it. Despite its bad reputation for causing weight gain, a number of health benefits may be associated with this delicious treat.
As we known, chocolate can have a high calorie count due to its sugar and fat content. Anyone who is trying to slim down or maintain their weight should limit their chocolate consumption and check the label of their favorite product. However, with the combination of granola and chocolate, the risk of getting obesity can be reduced. Granola contains a high amount of fiber which can help in losing weight.
Besides, having chocolate and granola together can help to reduce the risk of getting heart disease and stroke.
Some may said that chocolate will increase the risk of getting migraine. No worries. Granola can lower down the risk. Migraine is believed to be due to the presence of ample magnesium. Study shows that magnesium helps to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. Magnesium also helps regulate blood vessel tone under the scalp and reduces muscle spasms occurring in this area.
Here are some simple recipes that combine chocolate and granola.
Almond Granola Chocolate Bar
1/4 cup of chopped baked almond
1/4 cup of granola
1 tbsp butter
2 cups of dark chocolate
Melt the butter and dark chocolate together.
Mix in the granola and almond.
Pour it out on a parchment paper and cool it down
Chop into bar form.
Granola Chocolate Milkshake
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of chocolate ice-cream
2 tbsp of granola
2 tbsp of mixed fruits
Blend the milk and ice-cream together.
Pour the milkshake into a glass.
Sprinkle the milkshake with granola and fruits