7 Frequently Asked Questions about Muesli
by Alpino Health Foods Private Limited on May 27, 2021
Muesli contains oats as its main ingredient and is, therefore, very high in fiber. Whole grains such as wheat, barley, ragi or the other variants containing grains such as quinoa, buckwheat and amaranth, regulate the digestive system. It has a high content of carbohydrates that provides you with energy throughout the day. Muesli contains sufficient amounts of beta-glucan, which is known to reduce LDL cholesterol by up to 10 percent, thus reducing the risk of heart diseases. Loaded with nuts like almonds, pistachio, peanuts, walnuts, and cashew nuts, muesli is a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids. This acid is very famous for keeping your hair strong, eyes healthy, bringing a glow to your face and maintaining heart health. Your bones and teeth would become stronger as muesli is packed with a lot of minerals like calcium, magnesium, phosphorus and selenium. Iron, which fights fatigue, balances the haemoglobin in the body and keeps a check on the blood pressure is found in muesli. Vitamin A, E, K and C are also found in sufficient quantities in it.
Muesli contains all the healthy things that your mother always has told you to consume, but of course, in this case, taste is not compromised upon.
Common oat is a species of cereal grain. Coming directly from nature's lap, it is highly healthy and is consumed as oatmeal for breakfast everywhere in the world. Considering its benefits that range from maintaining heart health and sugar levels to regulating blood pressure and promoting weight loss, oats are ideal for anybody who is looking for a breakfast option as it does not hinder their diet, if not helps in weight loss on its own. Oats have no added sugar because of which it is ideal to be consumed with the aim of weight loss.
Muesli on the other hand is not too far behind oats. Muesli contains a lot of grains and nuts and other ingredients, some of which may have been added after roasting in addition to sugar. Muesli can not be said to be an ideal breakfast option for a person who is focusing on weight loss but it definitely proves to be the healthiest breakfast option.
Cornflakes are a healthy breakfast option but can it be consumed for weight loss? The answer should be a straight NO. Cornflakes contain high amounts of added sugar and are high in carbohydrate content, both the ingredients being inappropriate for weight loss.
Therefore, the clear winner for weight loss would be oats. However, muesli is not too far away in the nutritional content.
As mentioned earlier, muesli is a mixture of oats, nuts, grains, seeds and dry fruits. It was created by Maximillian Bircher-Benner, a Swiss doctor and nutritionist. The ingredients in muesli are not baked and no extra sugar is added to it. It is thus raw and loose. You may enjoy it directly from the packet or may soak it overnight in milk or yogurt to make a porridge.
Granola on the other hand is a breakfast option with very similar ingredients to that of muesli. It was created by American physician James Caleb Jackson. The only difference that sets them apart is the method through which granola is prepared. It is made by adding honey, maple syrup or cane sugar to the oats, grains, nuts and dry fruits and baking them afterward. This gives granola its classic crunch and texture. Granola is usually served cold. It is used as a crunchy topping for yogurt or as a snack directly out of the bag.
Muesli is therefore considered healthier than granola as it is not baked and does not contain any added sugar.
Alpino offers muesli in their super muesli range which contains 2 variants of muesli namely - Super Muesli Nut Delight and Super Muesli Fruit and Nuts.
The nutritional contents of both the variants are mentioned below -
Super Muesli Nut Delight
Unit (g) / 100g
Super Muesli Fruit and Nuts
Unit (g) / 100g
As it can be seen from the table above, the Fat and Sugar content in both the Alpino muesli variant are quite low whereas the nutritional value of energy is high. This makes Alpino Muesli the best breakfast to be consumed.
It is not just OK if you eat muesli every day but you will bless your body by doing so. Here are a few points in favour of this declaration statement -
- It is high in Fibre and whole Grains which are good for the Digestive System and will regulate your Digestive Tract.
- Muesli contains oat bran, which contains the oat fiber called Beta-glucan. Beta-glucan helps to reduce cholesterol levels in the body by up to 10 percent. By eating muesli regularly, you will drastically improve your heart health.
- Helps you in weight loss as it contains a lot of protein through the dried fruits and nuts added to it.
- It provides you with energy and Carbohydrates.
- It is healthier than most of the breakfast options that are available in the market like cornflakes, cereals and others.
- It is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids as it is loaded with a lot of nuts.
- It is rich in antioxidants which will make your skin healthy and glowing and will sharpen your mind.
Your body thanks you for the blessing of muesli that you will provide every day. You will notice visible positive changes in your body after consuming muesli for some days. It is a top recommended breakfast from our side.
The best way of eating muesli is simply how you prefer it. Yes, muesli is, in itself, such a versatile snack that it can be moulded into a dish of your liking.
On those hot summer days, you can put muesli in cold milk and enjoy it cold with the toppings of some fresh fruits. For a creamier version of this, soak the muesli in cold milk for at least 20 mins. People also soak their muesli in cold milk and put it in the fridge overnight to get a creamy and soft textured breakfast. While in winters, you can add hot milk or water and make a porridge out of it. Honestly, people were witnessed adding fruit juices to their muesli as well. It can be used as a topping in your smoothies or to do the least can be added to a bowl of yogurt and fruits. You may even add them to your cakes as toppings or in the moisture for a crunch. Add them to your muffin batters, pancake mixes or bake your own bread with them.
Other than the simple and the most conventional ways of eating this healthy and versatile snack, we have brought to you some unconventional recipes which are equally easy yet tasty. Have a look -
- Muesli and Sprouts Chaat - Both sprouts and muesli are good sources of proteins, vitamins and minerals and therefore, this recipe is a very good option for weight-loss snacks as well.
Recipe - In a bowl add chopped onion, tomato and capsicum. To it, add raw or steamed sprouts and then add muesli. Sprinkle chaat masala, chili powder and your favourite spices or even homemade chutneys for a tangy flavour. Mix them well and your muesli and sprouts chaat is ready. You can even make different variations of this chaat like pizza chaat by adding pizza toppings and spices accordingly.
- Muesli Cookies - Wear your baking caps and bake these super healthy cookies to break the stigma of cookies being unhealthy.
Recipe - Preheat the oven at 170°C. Whisk 100g butter and 1/2 cup honey together. Combine 1/2 cup flour, ½ teaspoon baking soda and a pinch of baking powder (you may also add yogurt) and 3 cups muesli and add it to the butter batter to it slowly in batches. Once the dough is ready, set it aside for 15 minutes. After resting the dough, take small portions and make uniform balls and place them on the baking tray at some distance. Bake them for 10 mins and let them cool down completely after taking them out of the oven. Enjoy your healthy and delicious cookies.
- No-Bake Muesli & Peanut Butter Bars - This recipe will become your favourite in no time as it requires only mixing and refrigerating.
Recipe - saute a cup of oats in a non-stick pan for a few minutes. Now add these oats to a mixture of muesli, peanut butter and jaggery powder. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Give shape to your bar and keep them in the refrigerator. Make sure the bars are not too thick. Have them directly out of the refrigerator and enjoy.
- Chocolate Muesli Toast - This is an ideal recipe for all the sweet tooths. It is simple and easy and the preparation time is just 5 mins.
Recipe - Take your favourite kind of bread and toast it without any butter or oil. Then, take a generous amount of chocolate spread and a good amount of muesli and mix them. Then spread this on the well toasted breads and top it with some chia seeds. A healthy and sweet snack is ready to be eaten instantly. You may even add the topping of your choice on the bread and spread.
The healthiest muesli is the one that contains oats, grains, nuts and real dried fruits instead of preserved or canned ones. The muesli with no added sugar and preservatives is the healthiest. Similarly, in muesli,there should not be any kind of oil added for taste or texture. A muesli, which is free from any kind of artificial sweetener and flavours are regarded as the best.
We at alpino have two variants of muesli, namely - Super Muesli Nut Delight and Super Muesli Fruit and Nuts. The nutritional contents of both have already been mentioned earlier. The super muesli nut delight contains 12% raisins and 8% almonds along with multi-grains like wheat (24.3%), corn grits (14.4%), rolled barley (10.7%), rolled oats (9.3%) and rice. In sugar, it contains malt extract (1.5%), iodized salt, wheat bran and antioxidants (INS 307b).
The super muesli fruit and nuts variant contains 7% dried papaya, 6% dried apple, 5% almonds and 3% raisins along with multi-grains like wheat (25%), corn grits (15.8%), multi flakes (10%), rolled barley (8.2%) and rolled oats (8.2%). In sugar, it contains malt extract (1.7%), wheat bran, iodized salt and antioxidants (INS 307b).
Alpino mueslis do not contain any GMO, trans fat or cholesterol. They are made from 100% oats and whole grains, contain the finest nuts and raisins and real freeze-dried fruits. The key feature of Alpino muesli is that there are no sugar-infused fruits present in them. Everything in this muesli comes from nature's lap directly up to you.
ALPINO mueslis are best for anybody whether it is a person looking for snacks that helps in weight loss or a diabetes patient searching for a healthy snack option that is free from added sugars. So join the trend of living a healthy life and choose Alpino Super Mueslis.
We hope we could provide answers to your doubts about muesli. Tell us what you think about muesli and its ingredients. Also, we would be happy to get your feedback.
- Tell us whether you have made up your mind to consume muesli as your breakfast.
- Share your muesli recipes with us.
Alpino Super Muesli Fruit & Nuts
100% Whole Oats & Whole Grain | Finest Nuts & Raisins | Real Freeze-Dried Fruits | No Sugar Infused Fruits