For years, muesli has been making a comeback at breakfast. And that's great news because it can be very good for your health. But be careful when selecting it...
Two families of muesli exist:
👉 The flaky ones based on raw oat flakes
👉 The traditional cereals with crunchy petals.
And according to UFC-Que Choisir, which evaluated about twenty references, they are far from being equivalent in terms of health!
Taking into account the quality of the ingredient list, the glycemic index, the presence of pesticide residues... the crunchy mueslis come out losers! Indeed, their manufacturing process makes them fattier and sweeter.
So beware of the dietetic image that cereal packaging sometimes gives us, check the list of ingredients and make sure that no processed sugar or additives are added.
And why not create your own muesli?
Mix plain oatmeal with hazelnuts, almonds, walnuts, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds... whatever you like and whatever you feel like! You'll know what's in your muesli (and especially what's not in it!) and you'll get it back 😊. Add fresh fruit to it when you eat it, as it will have less of an impact on your blood sugar levels than dried fruit.
For breakfast, you can then mix your creation with a plain yogurt, a vegetable yogurt or a cottage cheese and you will be ready to start the day thanks to :
👉 A satiating muesli that will prevent you from throwing yourself on anything at 10am
👉 A fiber contribution that will be beneficial for the transit
👉 A contribution in minerals (iron, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium)
👉 A low glycemic index and continuous energy!
Share your favorite muesli recipes with us 😊
Delphine and Fanny