Start the day with a hearty breakfast, based on one hundred percent natural food is the best choice to start the morning with right foot, since it gives us the energy our body needs to get down to work.
And if we talk precisely of a nutritious and very energy-rich breakfast, there is no doubt that oatmeal can not miss, because it is a delicious and beautiful grain that stands out for its high content of complex carbohydrates, protein, soluble fiber, omega-6, vitamins (among which we can mention the group B and E) and minerals (such as phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, zinc, calcium and iron), amino acids and enzymes that make it a very digestive food.
When enjoying the different nutritional qualities of oats it is possible to do in very different ways, but the most important is two, in the form of porridge or as muesli. Considered one of the most complete foods that exist, as surely you know, the muesli is a mixture of oats and rye, fruits, wheat germ and nuts. Among the most commonly used in their preparation we may be mentioned fruit apple and grape, while among nuts include hazelnuts, walnuts and raisins.
If you love muesli, tend to consume it regularly, or you thought about starting to do so, we speak to you about why it turns into one of the ideal foods to our daily breakfast.
The nutritional qualities of muesli
The muesli is a very healthy food rich in essential nutrients. Provides especially:
- Complex carbohydrates: This is a food that provides satiety, so that its consumption brings a satiating effect longer, ideal to give our bodies the energy we need throughout the morning (if we consume at breakfast).
- Very rich in vitamins: The muesli is an extremely rich source of vitamins. Particularly noteworthy are the B vitamins (especially B1, B2, B3, B5 and B9, plus vitamin E, C and K).
- High in minerals: It is also a food rich in minerals, among which we must mention the phosphorus, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iodine and sodium.
- High fiber: 100 grams of muesli provide 8 grams of fiber. As surely know, fiber is essential to maintain a correct intestinal transit and prevent constipation.
Excellent against constipation and prevention
Since the muesli is a food rich in fiber, it becomes an ideal natural option for constipation, a common disorder that affects every day millions of people worldwide.
Regular consumption of muesli helps in treatment and prevention, and that being rich in fiber facilitates and regulates intestinal transit, so it better in a natural way.
Help to reduce cholesterol
Muesli is a healthy food that does not contain cholesterol. Moreover, not only it does not contain but also helps reduce completely natural way, thanks to its content in essential fatty acids, especially omega-6 fatty acids.
In addition, it is useful to reduce high levels of LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol (also regarded as good).
Very complete, ideal for pregnancy
Due to its richness in vitamin B9 (folic acid) muesli is ideal for breakfast of pregnant women. It is an essential vitamin during gestation, which helps to prevent deformations in the placenta or disorders in the development of the fetus, such as birth defects in the brain or spine, prevent cleft lip, cleft palate or childhood leukemia.
Great energy intake
The muesli is ideal for breakfast for its great contribution energy, because that is very rich in complex carbohydrates, which means it is a food that provides energy slowly throughout the morning. Therefore it is also an interesting food for people with diabetes.
In fact, 1 cup of muesli contributes 177.75 kcal, being extremely rich in healthy fatty acids.