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A bowl of porridge in breakfast can have countless health benefits

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

28th Jun, 2020. 04:46 pm
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Porridge health benefits

At first, porridge may not seem like the most exciting breakfast but it’s great for your health.

Loaded with healthy fiber and micro-nutrients, porridge benefits your overall health and provides energy to fuel your active lifestyle.

Few health benefits which we gain after having porridge meal are listed below:

Low in Calories

Porridge offers the richness of a “stick to your ribs” breakfast for surprisingly few calories. A full cup of cooked oatmeal has just 159 calories, so even though it can keep you full for hours, it takes up just a small fraction of your calorie budget for the day. For those calories, you get 27 grams of total carbohydrates for a burst of energy.

Fiber full Diet

Some of the biggest health benefits of porridge come from its fiber content. Fiber is important for making your meals more satisfying — it helps fill your stomach without adding calories — and for fighting constipation to keep your digestion regular. The soluble fiber in oats also binds to cholesterol to flush it from your body, which may help control your blood cholesterol levels.

Enriched with Nutrients

Porridge has significant amounts of added calcium and phosphorus, both of which benefit your bone health. It also comes fortified with iron, a mineral that supports your metabolism and nourishes your red blood cells. Eat fortified porridge and you’ll also get generous amounts of B-complex vitamins which will play a role in your metabolism.

Adaptable for your Diet

Try a sweet Middle Eastern-inspired porridge by flavoring your oats with vanilla almond milk, cardamom and chopped cherries. You can also add chicken broth, chopped avocado or sliced chicken breast. Make your oats on the stovetop in the cooler months, or simply mix all your ingredients in a mason jar and let them “cook” overnight in the fridge for cold meal in the summer.

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