GRANOLA AND TRAIL MIX
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© September 2015, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Many people think granola and trail mix are good foods. However, these are not healthful products, according to our research. They are thus never a part of a nutritional balancing diet or program. This article explains why.
RAW GRAINS ARE VERY HARD TO DIGEST
This is the main problem with granola and trail mix. They are made of a lot of raw grain such as raw oats. Our bodies are simply not equipped to digest raw grain. As a result, the oats pass through undigested and often ferment in the colon.
They also irritate the bowel. This is not the same as eating good quality fiber, such as that found in cooked vegetables, even well-cooked vegetables. The fiber in raw grain is highly irritating, which is not good.
Animals that eat grain such as cows and horses all have several stomachs or they have special digestive juices designed to digest these foods, which we do not have.
BAD FOOD COMBINATIONS
Trail mix, in particular, usually contains very bad food combinations. Most contains raw grain mixed with nuts, dried fruit, and sometimes sugar or honey. This is about the worst food combination imaginable.
In addition, fruit and nuts are not recommended on a nutritional balancing program, and the same is true of honey.