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Porridge power

We have never been an advocate of sugary cereals and admittedly it’s hard to get away from them. With strong brand images and clever marketing, it’s very difficult to make an informed decision about which cereal is the healthiest. Therefore, you’ll be pleased to hear you can rely on a good old-fashioned bowl of porridge.

Porridge has a low glycaemic index, which means it provides energy over a sustained period. It is also rich in fibre, which means it keeps you feeling fuller for longer. You’re standard bowl of Crunchy Nut Cornflakes or Coco Pops are high in sugar and release energy quickly, leaving you craving more by mid-morning.

If you’re still not convinced porridge is worth a try, research has also shown that beta-glucan, which is found in oats, supports the digestive system and immune function.

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