All of our products are gluten/wheat-free, dairy-free, egg-free, peanut-free and trans fat-free.
We source all ingredients to be free of those 6 allergens and our products are handcrafted in a DEDICATED bakery free of above allergens.
We use soy in our granola. We follow safe manufacturing guidelines to minimize risk of cross-contamination.
We do not use any preservatives in our granola, therefore all products should be stored covered in a cool, dry area away from direct sunlight.
Deb & Lynne's granola has a shelf life of over 6 months and also does well in the refrigerator and the freezer.
Oats contain Beta-glucan, a special fiber that has been proven to lower cholesterol levels. This aids in the fight against heart disease and diabetes. Laboratory studies also show that the Beta-glucan in oats enhances the body's immune system response to bacterial infection.
Research shows that Beta-glucan has beneficial effects in diabets. Type 2 diabetics given foods containing Beta-glucan significantly lowered blood sugar levels. It also maintained a stable blood level for a longer period of time.
Oats are a great source of Selenium, an important anti-oxidant associated with decreasing asthma symptoms. The repair of DNA associated with reducing the risks of cancer, there are plant lignans in oats that are dynamically transformed into healthy Flora in our intestines. Some of which is known to protect against breast cancer as well as heart disease.
Maple syrup is a good source of manganese and zinc. Manganese is an essential co-factor in enzymes important to the production of energy in the body as well as antioxidant defenses.
The Zinc supplied by maple syrup can also stand as protection for your heart as it may decrease the progression of clogged arteries.
These two minerals are also known to support the immune system.
The FDA supports the claim that Canola oil may reduce the risk of heart disease due to the unsaturated fat content.
Pumpkin seeds are among some of nature's perfect foods. They are a beneficial source of carbohydrates, amino acids, and unsaturated fatty acids. They contain almost all of the B vitamins as well as C, D, E and K. They are also rich in calcium, potassium, niacin and phosphorus.
Pumpkin seeds have been used to treat prostate and bladder problems as well as depression and learning disabilities. Used so often in folk medicine, scientists today continue researching the benefits resulting from this small but powerful seed.
The FDA says that foods rich in soy protein have considerable advantages to a healthy heart. Diets containing 25 grams of soy protein, and low in saturated fat and cholesterol may reduce the risk of heart disease.
It is a worthwhile food to a healthy diet. Soy protein contains all of the amino acids necessary to human nutrition.
Flax is rich in Alphalinolenic acid or ALA, an omega-3 fat. The precursor to omega-3 found in fish oils also called EPA. The body actually converts ALA to EPA thus providing its beneficial effects.
Omega-3 fats used in the body can produce anti-inflammatory-like hormones. This helps reduce inflammation in conditions such as asthma, arthritis, migraines and osteoporosis.
Omega-3 fatty acids produce substances in the body that reduce the formation of blood clots, which can reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. Omega-3 fats are also great for producing flexible cell membranes. These are the cell gatekeepers. This allows for the cells to absorb needed nutrients while allowing for elimination of wastes. Flexible cell membranes are critical for diabetics so they can better respond to insulin. Omega-3 fats help protect colon cells from cancer causing toxins and free radicals, leading to the reduced risks of colon cancer.
Omega-3 in flax has been proven to reduce blood pressure. Flax seed is high in beneficial fiber that can lower cholesterol, reduce cell exposure to colon cancer causing chemicals and relieve constipation.
Flax is a great source of magnesium, an anti-inflammatory and promotes relaxation. The rich lignans in flax convert to a specific Flora in the intestines that produce two hormone-like substances that studies have shown to protect against breast cancer.
Almonds contain monounsaturated fats which have been associated with lowering risks of heart disease in addition to healthy fats and antioxidant rich vitamin E.
Almonds are high in Magnesium which improves the flow of oxygen, blood and nutrients through the body.
Almonds lessen the effects of after meal surges in blood sugar. Research shows a significant drop in Glycemic Index when almonds accompany a higher glycemic meal.
Almonds are high in protein and rich in energy promoting minerals.
Sources: http://www.whfoods.com, http://www.whfoods.org, George Mateljan foundation, FDA, A 2 Z of Health, Beauty and Fitness, http://health.learninginfo.org, http://nutra-ingredient-usa.com