Porridge is the King of Superfoods, packed full of goodness it has a wide range of proven health benefits:
Porridge oats have a very low Glycaemic Index, this means they are slowly absorbed into the body’s blood stream. This not only gives a long gradual release of energy and helps keep your blood sugar levels stable but it also keeps you full much longer than other breakfasts. Highly suitable for those with Type 2 diabetes because of the slow sugar release.
Porridge oats contain B vitamins (B1, B5, B6), Vitamin E, Zinc (A single porridge serving can contain up to 41% half of your daily required intake), Iron, Fibre, Carbohydrate, Riboflavin, Calcium, Magnesium, Folic acid and Potassium.
Porridge is proven to lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease and boost serotonin (this is widely believed, among other things, to help prevent depression, particularly in the dark winter months).