Muesli: It’s high in fibre and whole grains, both of which are good for the digestive system as fibre and whole grains regulate our digestive tract. Unlike oats, muesli is an extremely filling breakfast that takes a long time to digest. Muesli contains an oat fibre called beta-glucan which helps in reducing cholesterol levels by up to 10 per cent making it good for the heart. Muesli also contains nuts which are a great source of heart-healthy compounds that helps in reducing several types of inflammation linked to the heart. It can lower the risk of developing a blood clot and improves the lining of the arteries.
Oats: Oats are a good source of carbs and fibre. They contain more fat and protein and are loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidant plant compounds which makes them incredibly nutritious. It also contains the powerful soluble fibre beta-glucan. Oats improve blood sugar levels, lower cholesterol levels and protect LDL cholesterol from damage. Oats are also found in skincare products in the form of finely ground oats called, “colloidal oatmeal”. It helps in treating dry and itchy skin but it should be noted that skincare benefits come only when oats are applied to the skin.