Is Muesli healthy?
By and large the ingredients in many muesli blends whether the regular blend or an alpine variety (with added dairy powder) are actually good wholesome ingredients that individually are considered healthy breakfast items and may contribute to a persons weight loss.
Muesli is actually low levels of saturated fat, unless you've opted for a coconut muesli. But in general, a regular serving of muesli will only contain around 0.5 g of saturated fat per 40g.
Muesli contains fruit and nuts which is inherently high in fibre and great for our digestive system. Mixes that include raw oats also benefit from having a type of fibre called beta glucan which made be beneficial to heart health.
Some varieties found in supermarkets include additional sugar, we would definitely recommend avoiding these to remove unnecessary and unwanted extra calories.
Opt for the no added sugar types. Sweetness for a lot of people (myself included) stimulates appetite and cravings. If you need some extra sweetness you could add some fresh fruits and berries or alternatively a sugar free sweetener or syrup.
Whilst a muesli does include a small amount of quite calorific ingredients such as nuts and dried fruits, as long as you stick the actual serving size of 40 g, you should find it easy to include a bowl in your daily diet and if you maintain a calorie deficit you will lose weight.
But any way you look at it, regular no added sugar mueslis are still more healthy than a granola or frosted breakfast cereal. A muesli you blend yourself from your own ingredients is better still.