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Bob's Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli Review

Updated on March 29, 2011

What the heck is muesli?

Muesli is a healthy mix of grains, nuts, and dried raisins that can be eaten as a breakfast food or anytime throughout the day. It can be eaten cold or hot and is a great food to pack for a long hike in the woods or a camping trip. Because of its high grain content and the way it slowly releases its natural sugars into the body, muesli is an excellent food for people suffering from diabetes, as it promotes stable blood sugar levels without spikes or lows.

Unlike most cereals, muesli is not sweet. You won't find sugar frosted muesli, at least not from Bob's Red Mill (and hopefully not from anywhere else). It contains zero trans fats and zero saturated fats. It does have flaxseed, which is something most people do not get enough of in their diets.

If you're on a diet, muesli is great because it is so filling. Chances are the first time you try it you'll make way too much and find you have trouble finishing. After that you'll make smaller portions, and it will still be enough to have you energized and not hungry until at least lunch time.

A lot of people like the taste of muesli without anything added to it, but I know some just have to have some sweetness in their cereal. I would suggest something like honey or some natural grade B maple syrup, which tastes better and has more minerals than grade A. That's what I put on my oatmeal, and it adds more than enough "kick" while not adding any of that garbage found in artificial sweeteners or in junk like Mrs. Buttersworth imitation maple syrup (I almost go sick typing out that name, the stuff is just so awful!).  

My purpose here isn't to hype the health benefits of foods like muesli, but studies have shown that diets high in whole grains and low in saturated fats can reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, which are the two things that are probably going to kill the majority of us. 

If you want a recipe for make muesli bars, check out the video I've provided further down on this page.  

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