Six good reasons to eat oat porridge for breakfast
There’s a lot of good in oats. That’s why there are just as many good reasons to start your morning with oat porridge.
Oat porridge is a gentle way to start the morning. The fibre in oats is good for your stomach. Oats are an excellent source of fibre and they aid digestion, even if your stomach is sensitive to other grains.
A large serving of fibre-rich oat porridge keeps hunger away and maintains a steady blood sugar level. If you want your porridge to be even more filling, cook the flakes in milk or have cottage cheese with your porridge.
Oats are good for your heart. Oats contain plenty of the soluble fibre beta-glucan, which reduces absorption of cholesterol into the body.
Oat flakes are whole grains, which means they contain all the nutrient-rich parts of the grain. For example, a bowl of porridge contains 4.4 g of dietary fibre, 0.2 mg of vitamin B1, 2 mg of iron, 52 mg of magnesium, and 1.3 mg of zinc.
Making porridge is quick and easy. The fastest way to make porridge in the morning is to add boiling water to instant oats. On the other hand, you can make raw porridge the night before and leave it in the fridge so that it’s ready to eat in the morning.
Porridge is a versatile choice: there are so many easy ways to adapt it to suit your taste.