National Granola Bar Day:
The National Granola bar day is an annual food feast day celebrated on January 21 of every year to celebrate the love for granola bars and the people who enjoy eating them.
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Why National Granola Bar Day?
Granola is a breakfast cereal that comprises basic ingredients such as oats, honey, brown sugar, nuts, puffed rice. The granola is enhanced by adding dried fruits such as raisins, dates, almonds, walnuts, and more. The confections such as chocolates, peanut butter, M&Ms are added to granola bars.
The granola bars are eaten with a combination of different foods such as yogurt, honey, fresh fruits like strawberries, blueberries, and banana, and are also used as toppings in desserts and ice-creams.
Granola bars are very nutritious, lightweight, and high in calories. Since it contains so many nutrient-based ingredients that are rich in fibers and good fats, it provides many benefits to your health as listed follows:
- Weight-loss: It contains high fiber food such as oats which provides the third of the calories you require for weight loss. It is a healthy blend of nutrition in modern society.
- Improves blood circulation: The granola bars consumed with fruits and nuts reduce hypertension, that is, high blood pressure. Including good fiber food in the daily routine can also reduce medication intake and improve blood circulation in the body.
- Decreases cholesterol level: The whole grains like quinoa and oats present in granola bars contains amino acids, proteins, and beta-glucan, which has scientifically shown a reduction in low-density lipoproteins that is the bad cholesterol that clogs the blood vessels.
- Prevention from diseases: The antioxidants and vitamins which are present in fruits, nuts, and dried fruits of the content of granola bars prevent diseases like heart attacks, cell damage, and serious diseases like cancer.
Granola is the source of energy, vitamins such as B, C, D, and E, phosphorus, folate, zinc, calcium, and potassium. The granola bar helps in the reduction of blood sugar levels. The 2/3rd cup serving of granola contains 215 calories, 3 grams of fat, 1mg of cholesterol, 12 grams of sugar, 6 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein, 40 grams of carbohydrates, 400mg of calcium ad 1.8mg of iron.
The granola bar is full of nutrition and energy. It is an instant food solution for hunger when you do not have time to make proper food.To Celebrate Granola’s existence, the Day has been pronounced!
How Can We Celebrate National Granola Bar Day:
- The granola bar is appreciated for its nutritional benefits.
- To celebrate this day, you can simply fill your mouth with granola bars.
- Learn the recipe to make granola bars in different styles like easy granola bars, granola bar balls, peanut butter and M&Ms granola bars, blueberry almond, and sunflower pecan.
- You can organize a granola-themed party and serve them your different recipes of granola bars.
- Share your celebration of granola day using #NationalGranolaBarDay #LoveGranola
Interesting facts about National Granola Bar Day:
Celebrate this day by knowing some facts about granola!
- The first granola bar was invented by Edward Thayer Sr. and sold in Chico, California, in the United States.
- A granola bar is similar to trail mix and muesli, and it is snack-sized.
- The granola was invented in the year 1863 by Dr. James Caleb Jackson in Jackson Sanatorium, now called the home of the first breakfast cereal in Dansville, New York.
History of National Granola Bar Day:
The exact history, founder of National Granola Bar Day is yet to be known! But, to know about granola is how we can celebrate this day!
The granola was invented in Jackson Sanatorium, also called the house of first breakfast cereal located in Dansville, New York, by Dr. James Caleb Jackson in the year 1863. Originally, it was called “granula” and was made with graham flour. He was a nutritionist who believed that a good diet is important for health. He crumbled the fruits and vegetables into the baked graham flour and fed them to the patients.
Later, in the year 1881, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg took the recipe and substituted graham flour with the oats. Since he also copied the name, he was soon sued by Dr. James Caleb Jackson. Thereafter, he changed the name from granular to granola which later became the famous cereal of Kelloggs following other breakfast cereals.
Granola gained more popularity in the 1960s during the healthy food movement. This was the upgraded and healthier version which inculcated dried fruits, nuts, and fruits. Stanley Mason and Herrick Kimball claimed to be the inventors of the granola bar. Edward Thayer Sr. of Chico, California, also claimed to be the inventor and is the original patent holder for selling the first granola bar in United Nations.