The macrobiotic diet, which inspired GoMacro, recommends a breakfast of whole grains, because of the sustained energy whole grains provide at the beginning of the day. If you’re rushing to get out of the house, our GoMacro balanced goodness: granola + coconut MacroBar is a great option for balanced morning energy. Worried about gluten? Don't be! We use gluten-free oats in our granola + coconut MacroBar. We add raisins and dates for an energy boost to balance the calming properties of oats. Oats are known to slow digestion, so energy is maintained until your next meal.
Benefits & History of GranolaGranola has become a major player when it comes to breakfast. Did you know a physician who ran a well-known health spa invented granola in 1863? Dr. James Caleb Jackson of the Jackson Sanitarium served his patients a mix of rolled oats, nuts and dried fruit due to its hefty dose of what the 19th century called “nutriment”. No doubt Dr. Jackson was aware that oats had been used for healing in many traditional cultures.
In Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medical system of India and sister science of yoga, each person is thought to be made up of a unique combination of the three doshas, or constitutions: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Illness is caused by an imbalance of the doshas. Oats, taken with a glass of water, are used to correct an imbalance of Vata, which can lead to nervous system disorders. In Chinese medicine, oats are used to move blood and qi, which is the innate vitality or vital substance of the human body. Oats strengthen nerves, muscles and sinews, and are often prescribed for recovery from extended illnesses.
Coconut: the magic ingredientCoconut is the superfood that gives our balanced goodness: granola + coconut bar its distinctive flavor. And it’s good for you. Specific fats found in coconut, including caprylic, capric and lauric fatty acids are antibacterial and antiviral helping to strengthen the immune system and destroy pathogens. Coconut is also rich in fiber, which helps to normalize bowel movements and prevent swings in blood sugar. Coconut is one of the few foods on Earth that contains lauric acid which is found in breast milk—a true miracle food! "Mothers' milk is considered the most perfect food on the planet for human consumption do to its ideal nutritional content and immune boosting compounds. The closest match in nature to mothers' milk is found within the coconut." - Dr. David Jockers, Natural News Follow him on Twitter
More on GranolaBy 1893, the popularity of granola was growing, but it was also being re-invented in new forms. Some of the early pioneers were Sylvester Graham, John Harvey Kellogg, and C.W. Post. Granola grew in popularity during the 1960’s and 1970’s, during which time Willie Pelzer invented the granola bar. But during this process granola got sweeter and sweeter and may not be recognizable to Dr. Jackson. At GoMacro, we use complex carbs and sugars containing vitamins and minerals in all of our MacroBars. We combine them with nuts, seeds and fruit to provide long lasting energy, creating the delicious flavor and subtle sweetness our customers love.