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Porridge: Do you know the benefits?

Porridge is a breakfast consumed mostly in the winter, not only for its ability to give your body the boost in energy it needs in the mornings, but it’s taste. The combinations of ingredients are endless. One morning could be Porridge with honey; another could be porridge with red berries.

 

So what makes it so good for our body?

The hot cereal is rich in fibre, has high protein content and helps stabilize your blood sugar. Some of the benefits include:

 

  • Improve digestion
  • Reduce high blood cholesterol
  • Help prevent heart disease

 

It is recommended that we should be eating 5 to 10 g of soluble fibre each day. A 1/2-cup of porridge contains 3g of dietary fibre.

 

Porridge contain essential nutrients

 

Porridge contains protein, zinc, iron, magnesium, antioxidants, vitamin B, vitamin E and phytochemicals. These can all help boost your immune system! It can also help stabilise blood sugar, and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. Finally, porridge can help with weight loss. It is not only low in calories, but high in volume. This means you’ll stay full for longer, burning off energy gradually- rather than feeling the need to eat more throughout the day.

 

In conclusion; Porridge is definitely worth thinking about for those cold morning starts, for the huge benefits that it can bring to your workout.

 

 

December 22, 2014 by Tim Brownstone
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