Porridge is becoming the norm in many people’s diets. This simple breakfast food brings a lot of health benefits.
Porridge is so good for us and here are some of the reasons why:
It can help prevent the beginning of diabetes and heart disease.
Fruit, vegetables and pulses such as beans contain high levels of soluble fibre, so doe’s porridge and that’s why it helps lower Cholesterol.
It is high in fibre and is therefore filling, helping to avoid unhealthy snacking.
It aids digestion as oats are gentle on your stomach
It supplies essential B vitamins and also vitamin E
It is high in iron
It encourages the growth of good bacterial as it contains a probiotic agent called ‘beta glucan’
Eating porridge has been shown to help in the production of serotonin; the brain transmitter which helps to keep our mood levels high.
It aids weight loss by boosting your protein intake.
It stabilises blood sugar levels which helps to keep weight off.
It is good for sports enthusiasts who want to sustain energy for longer as it has a low glycemic index, which means that it is an appetite suppressor and releases energy slowly
If you want to start your day with a breakfast that is full of health benefits add porridge on your shopping list.
This is an extra easy porridge recipe for a delicious, comforting, and healthy breakfast. It tastes too good… Even porridge haters like it…
Ingredients – 1 serving
40g of porridge oats
240ml of fresh water
1 teaspoon of honey
Put the porridge oats, the honey and the water in a saucepan and gradually bring to the boil
Once it has come to the boil turn it down and simmer for 5 minutes depending on how tender you like your oats
Stir it occasionally
If it gets too thick, just add an extra drop of water
For the microwave method, just follow the instructions on the pack
Top with grated apple, blueberries and strawberries.
For a refreshing breakfast top with frozen summer berries like raspberries or blackberries and sunflower seeds.
Or just add fresh summer berries of your choice with some pine kernels on top.
Top with red apple slices, blackberries and fresh nectarine, peach or orange slices.
Add banana, almond and cinnamon.
So, in order to get all the benefits of healthy and comforting breakfast put porridge on your menu…