Curious about muesli
You have probably heard the skeptical opinion that “If something is tasty it is most likely unhealthy” or the pessimistic “There is no absolute happiness!”. There is one great opposition though – both tasty and healthy, which proves that there is absolute happiness – happiness for your senses and for your figure. It is called muesli. Behind this name is hidden the favorite food mix - oatmeal. Additional to it we can add so many other delicious ingredients – dried fruit, crushed wheat grains, corn flakes, natural chocolate, walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pealed sunflower seeds and many other. There are as many varieties of muesli as there are people who enjoy them.
But when and to whom, did this delicious food appear to for the first time? The year is 1900 and the father of muesli is reckoned to be the Swiss doctor Maximillian Bircher-Benner, who was the first to prepare muesli for a patient at the hospital. The name comes from the German word for a fruit puree or mash (Mus) and in its original version it was in a liquid form and prepared from fresh fruits. Its popular contemporary type – with dried fruits – is introduced in the Western countries during 1960, when most people started looking into the healthy way of life.
Dietitians recommend muesli because being a healthy food, it contains the needed carbohydrates and proteins. The grain foods are good source of the vitamin group B – B1, PP, B6 folic acid, as for oatmeal it lowers the blood cholesterol levels. It is believed that the muesli affects positively the gastrointestinal tract since it contains fibers.
It is consumed with yogurt or milk, juice, fresh or dried fruit. It is consumed as a part of the crunchy diet biscuits Prestige Müsli – the most delicious way to say to your body “I love you”.