- by Dr Sheetal Chhabria
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- Mar 27 2017
Health benefits of porridge
Porridge is a hot grain which is same as oatmeal. While oatmeal consists of rolled, crushed, coarsely or cut ground oats, porridge consists of crushed barley, grain, oats, rice or wheat porridge eaten on a daily basis offers various benefits.
The hot grain is high in protein and rich in fiberand it helps in stabilizing blood sugar in your body.
1. High Fiber
The high fiber content in porridge helps in preventing heart disease it reduces high blood cholesterol, and improves digestion. Porridge contains whole grains, which consists of insoluble and soluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps low-density lipoprotein blood cholesterol and lower glucose levels while Insoluble fiber improves constipation and promotes movement of waste through your digestive tract. This fiber rich diet reduces the risk of blood pressure and hemorrhoids. Doctors suggest a consumption of 5 to 10 gs of soluble fiber every day. Half cup of porridge consists of 3 grams of dietary fiber.
2. Essential Nutrients
Porridge which is made out of whole wheat grains supply essential nutrients which is present in the whole grain seed. Rolled, Cracked, Crushed or cooked grains also provide nutrients which are present in the whole seed. Porridge consists of zinc, magnesium, protein, iron, phytochemicals antioxidants , vitamin E and vitamin B. These essential nutrients present in the Porridge helps in fighting infections and boosting your immune system.
3. Stabilizes Blood Sugar
Eating porridge daily helps in reducing the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and also help in stabilize blood sugar levels. Porridge, which is rich in fiber content helps in slowing the absorption of sugar which improves blood-glucose levels for people suffering from diabetes. Controlling blood glucose levels also reduces heart disease, kidney problems and stroke
4. Weight Loss
Porridge the high fiber food not only helps with digestion but also helps in weight loss. Fiber-rich foods are mostly high in volume and low in calories. This helps in reducing the amount of food you consume throughout your day and helps you stay longer. Eating porridge in your breakfast helps in improving your energy level and digestion.
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