Here's why porridge is the healthiest option for breakfast

the asian age

Life, Food

Experts suggest that a well cooked bowl of porridge is even better than statins and is free from side effects associated with them.

It can also keep cancer at bay (Photo: Pixabay)

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day which can boost energy levels for hours to follow. This makes it extremely crucial to decide what to eat for breakfast and people have become increasingly careful about going for healthy options.

While porridge may seem a simple choice among a number of nutritious alternatives, research suggest that it can transform the health of an entire nation. An expert told Daily Mail that if everyone had a bowl of porridge to start the day, it would have an impact on public health.

One bowl has more fibre than a slice of wholemeal bread, is sugar-free, low fat and is rich in nutrients like manganese, copper and iron. A fibre called beta glucan present in oats forms a thick gel in the gut which can switch off appetite by giving a full feeling and feeds healthy bacteria to lower cholesterol, boost immunity and keep cancer at bay.

The humble morning meal is even considered more beneficial than statins and is free from side effects associated with the medication. While porridge does take time to cook, ready to make oats and cafes serving porridge for breakfast have changed things.