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Fruit is a great addition to muesli, says Deppeler. But as with other additions, Deppeler says fruit can increase the calorie count, making it even more important to be mindful of serving size.

“When choosing dried fruit, such as sultanas, try to keep the serving to one and a half tablespoons and try to choose fruit that doesn’t have added sugar,” she suggests, saying that one cup of dried fruit may contain between double and quadruple the kilojoules in a cup of fresh fruit.

Likewise, tinned fruit in syrup can blow out the kilojoules, so slice up a piece or two rather than pouring in a tin, and opt for unsweetened juice rather than syrup.

To keep your fruity muesli as healthy as possible, Deppeler recommends buying fresh or toasted muesli and adding your own fruit.

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