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tryme
11-07-2010, 01:56 AM
ive been trying muesli for the second time in my life and i was wondering if it is actually good for your. as far as i can tell its "medium" for fat content and also near enough medium for sugar but that is only natural occuring sugars.

also are you meant to cook it like porridge because it does taste like raw porridge

Mercuryblade
11-09-2010, 04:36 PM
There is no "good" or "bad" foods.

You have daily requirements depending on your goals, and you need to meet them.

J.C.
11-09-2010, 06:02 PM
I've never really understood the difference between porridge and muesli. One comes hot and the other has fruit in it. But you can easily add fruit and seeds to porridge. Could you therefore make porridge out of muesli? At what points do oats become porridge and what point do oats become muesli? If you made porridge and let it go cold would that be considered muesli? If milk was added to a bowl of oats and then left in a sealed microwave oven which is controlled by a randomised switch to only turn on 50% of the time, would the bowl exist as both muesli and porridge at the same time, and therefore be a culinary equivalent of schrodinger's cat? It's an important philosophical question...

On the other hand, muesli looks like horse food, and hot food is better in winter, so the choice is obvious.

Yes, it's good for you. Oats, fruit, seeds and nuts are generally considered "good" regardless of whether you are aiming for a caloric deficit or surplus. In any situation they are good because they are high fibre and full of vitamins and minerals. These are good properties and things which are lacking in other breakfasts like, for example, white toast and jam.

tryme
11-12-2010, 10:11 AM
i think muesli is mixed oats for a start lol. also i do believe your meant to eat it raw where as with porridge oats you are meant to nuke it in the microwave or in a pan.

either way i love both of these foods now especially muesli. I was thinking of buying loads of raisins and nuts and doing my own muesli like you say with porridge and cook it.