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On The Breakfast Table: Porridge – A Healthy Start To The Day!

Healthy breakfast with porridge

On the breakfast table today: porridge. We leave the soft white flour rolls and opt for a comfortably warm breakfast pleasure. A bowl of porridge is a healthy start to the day.

In British cuisine, a bowl of porridge is a must. The workers’ meal originally comes from Scotland and is served here in the morning, at noon, and in the evening. Porridge warms from the inside, strengthens the immune system, and protects the intestines.

Porridge tastes way better than oatmeal

Does porridge equal porridge? Not quite. Porridge not only sounds better, but it also tastes better. The basic recipe is simple. Bring 2 cups of water or milk to a boil with 4 tablespoons of rolled oats and a pinch of salt. Let the oatmeal steep for 5-10 minutes until it gets its typical slimy consistency.

You can embellish the English national dish with everything you love. Decorate it with seasonal fruits, spice it up with a pinch of cinnamon, or refine it with almonds, nuts, and hazelnuts.

What makes porridge so healthy?

  • Oats are one of the most valuable and popular types of grain. It is rich in minerals and vitamins and has a high protein and fiber content. This quartet keeps the blood sugar level and the immune system constant.
  • The high fiber content regulates digestion and has a positive effect on the bacterial flora in the intestine.
  • B vitamins provide power and, in combination with trace elements, strengthen fingernails, skin, and hair.

It is true. Oatmeal is high in calories. But – don’t let that put you off. Oatmeal keeps you full for a long time and does not make you fat. Porridge gives you all the energy you need throughout the day.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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