Porridge makes you think of a nasty pulp you are not quite keen to have. It’s time to break this stereotype!
#1 The amazing nutritional properties of porridge
The long list of nutrients the dish offers include carbohydrates, vitamins and such minerals as magnesium, iron, selenium, manganese, phosphorus, calcium, potassium and zinc.
Not bad as for such a simple dish!
#2 It’s rich in antioxidants
According to research conducted in 2018 by Food Research International, oat contains polyphenols, which have got some antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Polyphenols reduce the oxidative stress of our bodies by helping to reduce the activity of harmful particles referred to as free radicals.
That is why polyphenols support prevention of heart diseases and strokes as well as diabetes (type 2) and obesity.
#3 It’s a great source of fiber
Oat contains vast amounts of beta-glucan, a soluble fiber. Scientific research has proven that glucan lowers cholesterol and sugar levels. Moreover, it also increases immune system efficiency. It works like a natural probiotic regulating the intestine bacteria flora.
#4 A perfect choice for anyone on a diet
Thanks to porridge you will quickly get the feeling of being full that will last a long time after the meal. According to scientists, glucan is a great ally in our struggle with obesity. What is more, having porridge before any physical activity is a good boost of energy.
#5 Relieving constipations
Constipation is still a common problem that so many of us find really embarrassing to talk about. With porridge you can fight this problem more easily. Rich in fiber it will help you forget it once and for all.
#6 Preventing arteriosclerosis
According to latest research, the aventramids prevent formation of fat residue to protecting us against the risk of arteriosclerosis and heart disease.
#7 Releasing creativity
Porridge gives a lot of room to display your creativity potential. You can have it sweet, sour, mix it with some drinks or milk, add a variety of extra ingredients. Everyone will find something to suit their tastes!