Frequently Asked Questions
Here are 10 health benefits that muesli has to offer. For more in-depth information, check out this blog post on the topic!
1. Contains less sugar than conventional cereals and granolas, which can help prevent weight gain
2. Can decrease hunger and cravings, and lead to greater satiety between meals
3. Improves digestion and prevents constipation
4. Supports a healthy gut microbiome, thanks to soluble and insoluble fiber and prebiotics
5. Promotes strong immune defenses, since the majority of the immune system is located inside the gut
6. Provides healthy fats such as polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and omega-3 fats
7. Protects against heart disease risk factors such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol
8. Supports healthy brain and cognitive function, due to a strong "gut-brain connection" and protection against inflammation
9. Increases protein intake from sustainable plant based sources, which helps with exercise recovery, mental performance and maintenance of muscle mass
10. Boosts energy and focus, thanks to better balanced blood sugar levels
A "functional food" is any food that provides nutrients which support overall health — such as by contributing to growth of healthy bacteria in the gut, normal digestion and elimination, and improved energy and cognitive function.
We consider GUUD mueslis to be functional cereals thanks to their supply of fiber, prebiotics, plant-based protein, healthy fats and antioxidants.
All of our mueslis are made with minimally processed, nutrient-rich ingredients such as: whole rolled oats, flax, pumpkin and chia seeds, dried berries, cocoa, coconut, cashews, almonds and more.
These ingredients provide benefits such as: helping to fuel your muscles, improving energy and performance, supporting gut health and immune function, boosting your focus, making you feel fuller for longer and more. Plus, each serving of our muselis has only between 0 and 5 grams of added sugar, without sacrificing taste.
For more, please check out our blog post on the topic!
Oats are full of fiber, including the special type of soluble fiber called beta-glucan, which gives oats anti-diabteic and cholesterol-lowering abilities.
Whole grain oats are also filling and may help prevent weight gain. Additionally, they can stabilize blood sugar levels due to their plant-based protein and fiber content.
There's even more: oats provide important minerals including manganese and selenium. They're gluten-free too, so they can be enjoyed by people following gluten-free diets in place of other whole grains.
Eating muesli is a great way to promote weight loss. The soluble fiber in oats will delay digestion, keeping you full for a longer period of time. Oats will also stabilize your blood sugar levels which will prolong the absorption of carbohydrates and triglycerides (fat) by the bloodstream. The balanced blood sugar will lead to stabilized energy throughout the day, reducing energy “crashes.”
Too much sugar in your diet contributes "empty calories" to your meals and also increases the risk for insulin resistance, which occurs when you stop responding normally to the hormone called insulin which stabilizes your blood sugar. Insulin resistance is linked to diabetes, weight gain, obesity and other metabolic issues.
Not all sugar is bad; natural sugars from foods like fruits, veggies and dairy products can be a healthy source of energy. All of these foods provide fiber, protein and/or healthy fats along with sugar, which help slow down the absorption of sugar.
The key is to avoid added sugar in processed foods in order to balance your calorie intake and support your overall health. Stick to about 6 teaspoons or less of added sugar per day, such as by avoiding sweetened drinks (like sports drinks, juices and sodas), cereals/granolas, yogurts, condiments, candies and desserts. Check out our blog post on sugar here.
Muesli is better for you than granola. Granola is filled with sugar and cooked with oils while muesli is whole, unprocessed foods with no or very little added sugar.
While oatmeal is healthy, it is a bit boring. Muesli brings additional flavor and nutrition with added nuts, seeds and dried fruit.
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