Porridge is made from oats which is one of the most natural and healthiest foods around. Plain porridge oats and oatmeal are 100% natural with no added sugar, salt of additives.
They are naturally low in calories too – an average bowl of porridge made with water is said to be only 171 calories.
Health experts have shown that oats have many health benefits.
Oats have a high content of complex carbohydrates and soluble fibre so they release energy slowly. A bowl of porridge for breakfast should provide the body with all the energy the body needs until lunch time.
Oats can also help in lowering cholesterol which may help reduce the risk of heart disease. Oats act as sponges, soaking up cholesterol and carrying it out of the bloodstream.
Oats contain one of the highest levels of soluble fibre in any cereal – essential for healthy digestion and also said to help maintain a healthy heart when eaten as part of a low fat diet.
Oats contain a number of necessary vitamins while it is also said that oats can help reduce diabetes.
Porridge oats and oatmeal are as versatile as they are healthy and can be enjoyed in a wide variety of sweet and savoury dishes and healthy bakes as well for cooking up a first class bowl of porridge.