Is porridge healthy?
With the weather turning a little colder in Autumn, it’s nice to have a hot, warming breakfast at home, at your desk or on the go to set you up for the day! The choice of instant porridge pots and flavours is huge and with a boiling hot tap it takes just a moment to make a healthy breakfast option quickly. Add some fruit to jazz it up and feel fuller for longer.
Porridge is the traditional breakfast of champions with a bowl full of health benefits, from lowering cholesterol to supporting weight-loss.
- Loaded with vitamins and minerals such as zinc, iron, magnesium and B vitamins.
- 6g protein per 1/2 cup dry oats
- Rich in polyphenols
There are many varieties of porridge oats, including rolled, quick and instant. Regardless of the type, shape or size, all porridge oats are wholegrains and they all contain a fabulous soluble fibre called beta-glucan, which can help lower your cholesterol level if you have 3g or more of it daily, as part of a healthy diet. Coronary heart disease is Britain’s biggest killer.
Wholegrains are already widely believed to be beneficial for health and studies have shown that those who eat the most whole grains seem to have better protection. It’s also a fact that youngsters who eat oats are 50% less likely to be overweight.
Why is porridge healthy?
A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a longer and healthier lifestyle. Oats are the breakfast choice for many athletes and dieters as they are high in fibre and release energy slowly throughout the day keeping you feeling for fuller for longer, helping to reduce snacking and overeating.
Porridge and wholegrains help to:
- Lower blood pressure
- Lower cholesterol
- Promote healthy gut bacteria and boost bone mineral density
- Provide a source of fibre and protein
- Reduce high blood sugars linked to diabetes
Benefits of instant porridge
Everyone can enjoy porridge for breakfast. While some culinary experts claim that the best way to cook it is very slowly, not all of us have the luxury of time and need a quick and easy meal. Many of us live a fast-paced life these days.
We live in an instant world and none more so than the porridge market. Just add boiling water and your oats are ready to go! There are many leading brands of instant porridge pots on the market and in our high street cafes. In a wide variety of flavours, even without added sugar, these instant porridge pots simply need hot milk or boiling water adding to them.
It’s great for busy people and an on-the-go lifestyle where time is short. Also appropriate for vegetarians and vegans (a growing range of vegan flavours). Simply add hot water, leave for four minutes and is porridge perfection in a pot!
Instant boiling hot taps
Instant porridge is just as tasty as the traditional style and you can make a delicious bowl in just a few seconds. An instant KettleTap makes porridge making so simple. Delivering boiling water at the touch of a button you can make a hot pot instantly. Not just porridge, instant pots of pasta, soup, couscous always make delicious snacks.