Your regular instant porridge pot may not be what you think!
We're often recommended to eat porridge as it's so good for you. With slow release energy, oats help lower cholesterol, they're heart healthy and recommended to combat type 2 diabetes and more.
And it's easier than ever to get your fill with the whole array of instant porridge pots displayed in your local supermarket.
So be honest, put your hands up if you still feel hungry an hour or so after eating a typical supermarket instant porridge pot? And I'm aware that some folks admit to having two pots for breakfast or 3 sachets to try to keep hunger at bay.
Well, don't worry, it's not your fault you're still hungry!
And yet the reason is clear.
An instant porridge pot is a processed mix of finely ground oats (resembling dust) with or without flavourings & milk powder, and you can blame the contents (& the manufacturer). Even those marked as no added sugar, (check the label for words ending in 'ose) and you'll find that 30% or more is hidden sugar in the flavourings and milk powder. THINK ULTRA PROCESSED, those porridge pots are churned out with little nutritional value or concern about your real health.
So it is a FACT that all porridge oats or porridge oat pots are NOT the same!
To really nail the benefits of porridge is that you definitely need BIG UNPROCESSED OATS. Not only do these oats have the fibre you need to keep your gut (microbiome) healthy., they really do give slow release energy that make your gut work as it should, to provide all those valuable nutrients your body needs.
Having a healthy gut helps combat type 2 diabetes and boosts your immune system in these Covid days. Pretty important right now.
As quoted by a well known TV GP & Nutritionist regarding managing Type 2 diabetes, cholesterol & gut health:
"The best porridge is the jumbo or steel cut oats as its least processed. The worst type is the instant processed type"
So for your gut, heart & diabetes prevention, please choose the least processed oats.
All Simplyseedz porridge is an UNPROCESSED mix of jumbo oats, pumpkin & sunflower seeds for extra fibre & nutrition and fruit.
But you knew that already!