Awesome Breakfast Combo Chia Seed and Muesli

Aug 6, 2015

 

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Olla everyone!

How are you today? Hope you are having an awesome day so far. Today, I would like to host a giveaway.. Woot woot! But before that let me share more about the yummy products k?

Have you heard of Muesli? Well, Muesli is actually a mixture of cereals (especially rolled oats), dried fruit, and nuts, typically eaten with milk at breakfast. Nyum nyum! Even typing about it is making me hungry haha..

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So, what’s really the fuss about Muesli? Honestly, every health conscious person that I met will ask me to add muesli to my diet mainly for weight loss. But weight loss is not the only main benefit. It is actually a great fitness food as well.

First off, according to experts muesli has lesser calories than a granola bar, which is full of sugar. It is better than plain cornflakes and is also available in low sugar variants with zero or naturally occurring sugars.

Because Muesli contain a mixture of oats, nuts and seeds, muesli offers substances such as healthful lignans, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Lignans are associated with medicinal use against breast, prostate, colon and ovarian cancer. Antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are useful for fighting heart disease. More reason to consume huh?

What I personally love about this Gourmet Muesli is that because it contain 40% of fruits, nuts and seed. You know how hard and boring it is to be taking plain oat right? Hahaha Because it is yummier and healthier option, I also like to snack on it. Instead of sinful snack, let’s switch to muesli instead.

 

Check out my yummy breakfast using Gourmet Muesli from YoGood :

Adding a lil bit of citrus twist to my #muesli breakfast by #yogood

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The next product that I am going to giveaway is this pack of Chia Seed. I bet many of you heard about Chia seed before. I heard about this super food quite sometime ago, but didn't really get the change to try it. Then I remembered going to an event and they serve honey lemon chia seed drink and I love the texture alot! haha

Chia seed it is actually a very famous superfood. Speaking about it, Chia seeds were an important food for the Aztecs and Mayans back in the day.They prized them for their ability to provide sustainable energy… in fact, “chia” is the ancient Mayan word for “strength.”

Only in the past few years, that health consious people around the world raving about its benefit. If you are wondering how it looks like, check out below :-

 

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The dry version look like any other seed, but when it is submerged into water it will soak as much water and create a gelatin like exterior leaving the seed inside. Hurm.. you know ‘biji selasih’ it actually look almost like that. If you put it in water for overnight it will become even more gelatin like. More like a pudding. But I like to just soak it in 30 minutes or so. I prefer runny texture instead.

Wonder how Chia Seed claimed as super food? Even an ounce of it is jam packed with goodness.  1 ounce (28 grams) serving of chia seeds contains :

· Fiber: 11 grams.

· Protein: 4 grams.

· Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).

· Calcium: 18% of the RDA.

· Manganese: 30% of the RDA.

· Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.

· Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.

· They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.

The easiest way to increase fiber intake is to increase your consumption of plant-based foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and unprocessed grains. Just one ounce of chia seeds provides 10 grams of fiber, almost half the daily recommendation for a woman over 50.

So how exactly you eat Chia seed? You can eat them raw or cooked. Sprinkle chia seeds on cereal, yogurt, oatmeal or smoothies. Add them to baked goods like bread and muffins. I like to mix it with some water and put in some fruits to make a nice infused drinks. Sometime I cut the fruits in bigger chunk so it double up as snack like the one I did below

Tea time snack at office ☺ #chiaseed #kiwi #apricot #blueberry #infuseddrink

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We have arrived at the most fun part. It is giveaway time! As usual, please join using the rafflecopter system below and good luck! I hope you will enjoy eating this yummy and healthy food. After all, beauty start from within!

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

Terms and conditions :

1. Open to ALL my readers in Malaysia.

2. Contest period is from 7 Aug -31 Aug 2015 .

3. You will need only to answer two (2) simple questions on Yogood & Chia Seed in the comment section.

4. The five (6) correct entries will be picked via raflecopter system will win a box of YoGood Muesli & Imported Chia Seed  products.

5. Three (6) winners will be announced within 7 days after contest ended.

6. Prizes fulfillment will be handled by Illy Ariffin Blog.

 

 

 

* I am not paid to write this. Products courtesy of YoGood & Pristine. I spent personal time and put in personal effort on this blogpost. As usual, I will test and review products or services regardless of whether they have been sent to me/paid for me or not with honesty. Unless stated so in the post or marked with an asterisk, all products featured on this blog have been bought with my own hard-earned pennies. I started this blog to give my two pennies worth of thought and have fun along the way and that is exactly how this blog shall remain.

56 comments:

  1. Salam! :D

    1. Benefits of consuming chia seed
    - Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
    - Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants
    - Almost All The Carbs in Them Are Fiber
    - Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein
    - Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    - Chia Seeds Are Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet

    2. What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    - Muesli is an excessively rich source of insoluble and soluble fiber which is helpful in reducing the cholesterol
    - The oats and nuts present in muesli constitute of a phytochemical known as lignans. This phytochemical agent helps in reducing the chances of breast cancer[20], ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
    - Having muesli everyday successfully reduces hypertension and helps a person reduce the dosage of antidepressant medication. In the long run muesli may be helpful in getting you off antidepressants completely.
    - The fiber in muesli absorbs water and increases in size, thus, leaving very little or no space at all for more food in the stomach. After eating muesli you will not feel hungry for a longer time and will help you reduce weight.

    Hana Blurbs

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  2. Hi..Assalamualikum...

    Here are my answer ;)

    1.Chia Seeds provide sustainable energy.

    2. Advantages of eating Muesli, its contained 40% of fruits, nuts and seeds. Plus Cholesterol FREE + Trans-fat FREE

    Linda
    nurazlindaazman@gmail.com
    www.azlindaalin.com

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  3. malam ni saya reply hehe ni saya bookmark dulu. Sedap nya tengok breakfast illy. nak try juga la

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    1. terima kasih sudi bookmark n nak join haha :) really appreciate it :) all the best!

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  4. 1. Benefits of consuming chia seed
    Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients,Loaded With Antioxidants and High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    2. What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    - Muesli is an excessively rich source of insoluble and soluble fiber which is helpful in reducing the cholesterol
    - The oats and nuts present in muesli constitute of a phytochemical known as lignans.

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  5. 1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    -Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
    -Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants
    -Almost All The Carbs in Them Are Fiber
    -Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein
    -Due to The High Fiber and Protein Content, Chia Seeds Should be Able to Help You Lose Weight
    -Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    -Chia Seeds May Improve Certain Blood Markers, Which Should Lower The Risk of Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes
    -They Are High in Many Important Bone Nutrients
    -Chia Seeds Can Cause Major Improvements in Type 2 Diabetics
    -Chia Seeds Can Improve Exercise Performance as Much as a Sports Drink
    -Chia Seeds Are Easy to Incorporate Into Your Diet

    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    -For weight loss.
    -A great fitness food because it contain 40% of fruits, nuts and seed.

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  6. 1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    High in anti-oxidants, omega-3 fatty acid and fiber

    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    For weight loss and great fitness food

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  7. 1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    ---- Get More Fiber, Stock Up On Omega-3, Stronger Teeth And Bones , Pack In The Protein , Fight Belly Fat

    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    ---- muesli has lesser calories than a granola bar, which is full of sugar. It is better than plain cornflakes and is also available in low sugar variants with zero or naturally occurring sugars. Muesli contain a mixture of oats, nuts and seeds, muesli offers substances such as healthful lignans, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Lignans are associated with medicinal use against breast, prostate, colon and ovarian cancer. Antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are useful for fighting heart disease. With additional of fruits and nuts, it was a great snacks! :)

    http://sallysamsaiman.blogspot.com/2014/09/khasiat-chia-seed.html

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  8. 1. The benefits of consuming Chia seeds includes fighting belly fats and it's super high in fibre + really good in Omega-3. It's good when you submerge it in water for the gelatin-ish taste hahaha sedap that way!

    2. The benefits of having Muesli are that it is rich in insoluble and soluble fiber, both of which helps to reduce the cholesterol. It's also rich in lignans, antioxidants and omega-3! Have you tried to soak it overnight in milk and Chia seeds? It's really delicious, super healthy for a breakfast on-the-go! :)

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  9. Questions: 1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    1. Chia Seeds deliver a massive amount of nutrients with very few calories
    2. Chia Seeds are loaded with antioxidants. These antioxidants protect the sensitive fats in the seeds from going rancid
    3. Almost all the carbs in Chia Seeds are fiber
    4. Chia Seeds are high in quality protein. Chia seeds contain a decent amount of protein. It is also the most weight loss friendly nutrient in the diet.
    5. Due to the high fiber and protein content, Chia Seeds should be able to help you lose weight
    6. chia seeds are very high in Omega-3 fatty acids.
    7. Chia Seeds may improve certain blood markers, which should lower the risk of heart disease and Type 2 diabetes
    8. Chia seeds are high in several nutrients that are important for bone health. This includes calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and protein
    9. Chia Seeds can cause major improvements in type 2 diabetics
    10. Chia Seeds can improve exercise performance as much as a sports drink
    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    1. Muesli is an excessively rich source of insoluble and soluble fiber which is helpful in reducing the cholesterol.
    2. The sudden fluctuations in the sugar levels can be stabilized with the soluble fiber present in muesli.
    3. The oats and nuts present in muesli constitute of a phytochemical known as lignans. This phytochemical agent helps in reducing the chances of breast cancer[20], ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
    4. Having muesli everyday successfully reduces hypertension and helps a person reduce the dosage of antidepressant medication. In the long run muesli may be helpful in getting you off antidepressants completely.
    5. Muesli helps in reducing and stabilizing high blood pressure.
    6. Muesli assists in curing bacterial infection at a much faster speed.
    7. Muesli assists in maintaining the correct Body Mass Index if you have it in breakfast every day.
    8. Muesli is an extremely rich source of minerals which increases the metabolism of a person.
    9. Muesli is a rich source of proteins which helps in strengthening the bone and improving the health of the hair.
    10. The presence of insoluble fiber reduces the chances of cancer of gastro intestinal tract by reducing carcinogens in it.
    11. Muesli helps in preventing the accumulation of plaque.
    12. Muesli helps in detoxification of the body.
    13. Muesli helps in increasing the libido of a person.
    14. Muesli is a very good source of calcium.
    15. Muesli mixed with cinnamon helps in curing cold[21] and cough[22] and other related mild discomforts.
    16. Having muesli with fresh fruits helps in making the skin healthier and increasing the glow of the skin.
    17. The carbohydrates present in muesli provide energy for a longer period of time.
    18. The presence of beta glucan in muesli helps in healing wounds at a much faster rate.
    19. Muesli is helpful in reducing the chances of diseases of the old age like arthritis[23] or rheumatism.
    20. Muesli being a good source of omega 3 fatty acids aids in the development of nervous system.
    21. Fresh muesli is enriched with extra nutrients because of the fruits mixed in it, hence, it helps in strengthening the immune system and fighting seasonal ailments.
    22. The presence of folic acid in muesli vitalizes the red blood cells.
    23. The fiber in muesli absorbs water and increases in size, thus, leaving very little or no space at all for more food in the stomach. After eating muesli you will not feel hungry for a longer time and will help you reduce weight.
    24. The manganese present in muesli along with low saturated fats makes your heart healthier and protects against heart ailments.

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  10. 1) Benefits of consuming Chia Seed are
    high in fiber, full of omega 3 fatty acids, combating diabetes by slowing down digestion, stronger teeth and bones, pack with protein, high in manganese and phosphorus, improve heart health, fight belly fat, and get fuller faster as it contain tryptophan, all in all, its a super-duper food :)

    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    It has substances such as healthful lignans, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids that are really beneficial for a healthier and fitter me and you :) it is also rich in fiber and calories thus constipation can be prevented and you will not feel hungry always :)

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  11. Hello kakak illy,

    The benefit of consuming Chia Seed are
    a) They contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
    and Vitamin B2.
    b) It is fiber and good for our health

    What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    a) It has lesser calories than a granolar bar, which is full of sugar
    b) Better than plain cornflakes
    c) Low sugar variants with zero or naturally occuring sugars
    d) It contains a mixture of oats, nuts and seeds, muesli offers substances such as healthful lignans, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids.

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  12. 1) Provide sustainable energy
    2) Weight loss, less calorie, healthful lignans, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids

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  13. 1. Benefits of consuming Chia seed
    Chia seed provides sustainable energy, it is highly nutritious and increases fiber intake.

    2. What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    Muesli promotes weight loss as it is lesser in calorie.
    Muesli is a healthy option as it is low in sugar variant.


    Great sharing! :)

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  14. 1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    High in fiber and energy. this helps to prevent constipation and be on the run the whole day :)

    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    it helps to loose weight, great fitness food and has substances such as lignans, antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids. Lignans helps against breast, prostate, colon and ovarian cancer. Antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are useful for fighting heart disease.

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  15. Questions: 1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    1. Chia Seeds Deliver a Massive Amount of Nutrients With Very Few Calories
    Fiber: 11 grams.
    Protein: 4 grams.
    Fat: 9 grams (5 of which are Omega-3s).
    Calcium: 18% of the RDA.
    Manganese: 30% of the RDA.
    Magnesium: 30% of the RDA.
    Phosphorus: 27% of the RDA.
    They also contain a decent amount of Zinc, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Potassium, Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) and Vitamin B2.
    2. Chia Seeds Are Loaded With Antioxidants
    3. Almost All The Carbs in Them Are Fiber
    4. Chia Seeds Are High in Quality Protein
    5. Chia Seeds Are High in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
    6. Chia Seeds May Improve Certain Blood Markers, Which Should Lower The Risk of Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes.
    7. They Are High in Many Important Bone Nutrients

    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    The nuts, oats and seeds present in muesli contain high amounts of phytochemicals and antioxidants. This reduces the risk of cancers such as ovarian cancer, breast cancer and prostate cancer.
    Muesli contains manganese and is low in saturated fats, making it a heart-healthy food.
    Muesli contains substantial amounts of both soluble and insoluble fiber.Fiber is an important nutrient that helps to lower cholesterol and improve the health of the digestive system.

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  16. 1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    provide sustainable energy, contain fiber, protein, fat, calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, vitamin B3, potassium, vitamin B1 (Thiamine) & vitamin B2.

    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    a) weight loss, has lesser calories than a granola bar, offer healthful lignans, antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids & yummy ^^

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    2. HI Ms Illy, I've received the prize with many thanks. Tried the Chia Seed & I really love it very much.. OH ya~ not only me, my family, we all love it too ^^. Once again, thanks a lot for the gift ^^

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  17. 1. Benefits of consuming chia seeds are providing sustainable energy throughout the day & are packed with vitamins and nutrients like vitamin B1, B2, B3, fiber, protein, omega 3 fatty acids and much more.

    2. Muesli is high in fiber, has omega 3 fatty acids, lignans & antioxidants to fight against cancer.

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  18. 1 What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed
    - Combat Diabetes
    - Get More Fibre
    - Stock Up On Omega-3
    - Stronger Teeth And Bones
    - Don't Forget Manganese
    - Plenty Of Phosphorus
    - Pack In The Protein
    - Fight Belly Fat
    - Get Full. Faster
    - Improve Heart Health

    2 What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    - Reducing the cholesterol.
    - The sudden fluctuations in the sugar levels can be stabilized with the soluble fiber present in muesli.
    - Reducing the chances of breast cancer[20], ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.
    - Reduces hypertension and helps a person reduce the dosage of antidepressant medication.
    - Reducing and stabilizing high blood pressure.
    - Curing bacterial infection at a much faster speed.
    - Maintaining the correct Body Mass Index if you have it in breakfast every day.
    - Increases the metabolism of a person.
    - Strengthening the bone and improving the health of the hair.
    - Preventing the accumulation of plaque.
    - Helps in detoxification of the body.
    - Helps in increasing the libido of a person.
    - Very good source of calcium.
    - Making the skin healthier and increasing the glow of the skin.
    - The carbohydrates present in muesli provide energy for a longer period of time.

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  19. Hello ! =)

    1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    - Provide sustainable energy thus help to control hunger.

    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    Muesli will give you the energy you need throughout the day and will also keep your concentration and alertness high.

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  20. my answer :

    1) What are the benefit of consuming Chia Seed?
    - Provide sustainable energy & can be a milk booster for breastfeeding mom.


    2) What is the advantage of eating Muesli?
    Muesli contain antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids are useful for fighting heart disease.

    semoga ada rezki saya :)

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  21. 1) Benefits of consuming Chia Seed are
    high in fiber, full of omega 3 fatty acids, combating diabetes by slowing down digestion, stronger teeth and bones, pack with protein, high in manganese and phosphorus, improve heart health, fight belly fat, and get fuller faster as it contain tryptophan, all in all, its a super-duper food :)

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