An image of Delicious Fruity Porridge with raspberries, blueberries, walnuts and honey.

Delicious Fruity Porridge

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An image of Delicious Fruity Porridge with raspberries, blueberries, walnuts and honey.

Why is Porridge so ?

 

Porridge is very – how many times did we hear that when we were children? {Or how many times have we told our own children the same thing?}.

But do we really know why it is so ?

Since I wasn’t sure myself, I decided to do a little research on oats myself.

Right at the beginning, I have found out that by eating a bowl of porridge every day, people with high cholesterol can decrease its level by 8-23%. And as a result, they also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Additionally, oats contain a fibre called beta-glucan that boosts the immune system’s response to bacterial infection which means that immune cells react faster and are more able to fight out many bacteria.

Eating oats (and other whole grains) on the one hand lowers the risk of getting type 2 diabetes disease. On the other – it helps to keep changes in the blood sugar level under control for people who already suffer from this illness. It also decreases the risk of childhood asthma.

And finally (although I am sure not lastly) whole grain fibre helps in protecting women against breast cancer: premenopausal women whose daily intake of this type of fibre amounts to at least 13g, lower the risk of breast cancer by 41%.

Now, with all this newly garnered information I know that when I have my porridge in the morning, I not only have a delicious breakfast but I also invest in my health at so many different levels :).

P.S. Do you know you can use porridge oats to make a delicious crumble? 🙂

 

 

An image of Delicious Fruity Porridge with raspberries, blueberries, walnuts and honey.

Delicious Fruity Porridge

Agnieszka Weiner
A recipe for a quick, healthy and delicious breakfast - porridge with fruit.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Servings 1 person

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp rolled oat flakes (porridge oats)
  • 0.25 cup water
  • 0.25 cup milk
  • To serve: raspberries blueberries, pumpkin seeds, walnut pieces, raisins, honey.

Instructions
 

  • Pour the water and flakes into a small pan, stir and bring to boil; add the milk and after everything boils again cook stirring for 5-8 minutes.
  • Pour the porridge to a bowl and sprinkle with the berries, seeds, nuts and honey.
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2 Comments

  1. Thank you for sharing your recipe! I particularly enjoyed reading about the health benefits of this delicious breakfast.

  2. Welcome 🙂 Yes, it is so important to start well your day!

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