If you’re not taking multivitamins where do you get your minerals from?
Truth be told, vitamins are fairly easy to come by but, for minerals, it’s a little more tricky. Try taking this test to see how well you are doing.
I fail miserably when it comes to eating nuts and seeds which is a shame considering how plentiful source of copper and zinc they are.
One solution may be for me to have a daily bowl of muesli. Take Dorset Cereal’s new Lighter Crunch muesli for example. Their new Tasty Toasted Hazelnut & Brazil Muesli comes with hazelnuts, almonds and brazils and their Tasty Toasted Raspberry and Apple includes sunflower seeds in the ingredients.
The lighter texture and crunch means you won’t spend all your time chewing; so you can munch through a bowl in the same way you would corn flakes or bran flakes.
Plus, it saves all the hassle of adding sugary toppings to your ‘healthy’ porridge. In fact, muesli is more nutritious; all you have to do is decide if you feel a little fruity or nutty each breakfast time?
Don’t just take my word for it. According to the research paper “Is Muesli a Healthy Breakfast Choice?” by dietitian, Dr Carrie Ruxton, muesli is an excellent source of key nutrients which are often too low the UK diet (particularly including iron, potassium, zinc, selenium, vitamin E and folate).
Dr Ruxton writes: “Muesli is surprisingly rich in many valuable nutrients and can deliver a veritable cocktail of vitamins and minerals to start the day. The iron content was a beneficial result as up to 40% of women in the UK don’t eat enough iron in the diet, putting themselves at risk of fatigue and poor concentration. Starting the day with muesli could be a good way to top up on iron before a day in the office or school”.