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A real trend food – that is why porridge is so healthy

December 10, 2020
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A real trend food – that is why porridge is so healthy

Formerly known as gruel or porridge, the warm breakfast meal is now celebrating its revival as the trendy food porridge.

Our grandparents already knew about the beneficial effects of oatmeal, and so the popular breakfast dish probably brings back some old childhood memories. Whether good or bad is a moot point.

For some time now, the breakfast classic has been regaining popularity again and is finding its way onto the menus of hip restaurants and is the subject of food blogs.

You can find out why porridge is so popular and what is really behind the food trend here.

What is the Food Trend Porridge?

Once known as a bland slop, Porridge had little place on food blogs and Instagram Feeds for a long time. But when word got around that the warm oatmeal is bursting with vitamins and minerals, breakfast was suddenly chosen as superfood by health-conscious people.

Frühstücksklassiker Porridge
With porridge, a healthy breakfast classic is celebrating its revival.

In the meantime, it is impossible to imagine our breakfast tables without the trend food Porridge and it enjoys great popularity. Among numerous other advantages, it convinces as an energy supplier for the whole day and because of its quick preparation.

What makes Porridge a healthy trend food?

Since porridge can be prepared in a variety of ways, guaranteeing flexibility for different tastes and diets, the warm oat breakfast is very much in vogue.

At a time when individual nutritional needs are becoming more and more important, a breakfast as varied as Porridge comes in handy. From gluten- or lactose-free to vegan – with the warm oat porridge really does everyone get their money’s worth. For example, gluten-free oatmeal or rice flakes can be used as a basis. You can also use normal milk, lactose-free milk or a herbal drink to prepare it.

The oatmeal is also the perfect companion for your flexible work-life balance. You can prepare it warm or eat it cold as overnight oats, enjoy it sweet with berries, nuts and honey or salty with tomatoes and carrots. Moreover, porridge is not only suitable for breakfast, but can also be eaten at any other time of day or night.

Another advantage is the quick and easy preparation.

Gesundes Porridge im Büro
Porridge is the ideal breakfast for a flexible work-life balance.

The advantages of the trend food Porridge

There are many reasons why Porridge is currently booming. We have summarised the most important advantages for you:

Superfood oats as the main ingredient

A decisive ingredient makes the trendy food Porridge an unbeatable breakfast for all nutrition-conscious people. We are talking about oat flakes. They are usually used as the basis for porridge and are simply unbeatable in their nutritional composition.

The all-rounder oat contains a lot of healthy fibre, which not only keeps you full for a long time, but is also good for your health. Among other things, they are known to regulate blood sugar levels and lower cholesterol.

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Besides the high fibre content, oat flakes also contain considerable amounts of vitamins B1 and B6, as well as zinc, magnesium and iron. They are also considered an excellent source of protein, which is why they are indispensable in a vegetarian and vegan diet. It is therefore not without reason that the healthy grain is considered a domestic superfood.

Hot breakfast for your well-being

In addition to oatmeal as a healthy main ingredient, Porridge is also convincing in another aspect: hot breakfast is considered healthier. As it is already at body temperature, the body can digest it more easily and it is more digestible. In addition, the nutrients from hot food can be better absorbed. 

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) also says that a hot breakfast strengthens your immune system. In addition, porridge warms you up wonderfully from within, which is why a warm oat breakfast is particularly beneficial in the cold autumn and winter months.

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Warm breakfast is considered particularly beneficial for the body.

Feel-good weight with the trend food Porridge

Because of its healthy ingredients, porridge is very popular with weight-conscious people and is found in numerous diet plans.

Due to the complex carbohydrates contained in oat flakes, a longer feeling of satiety after eating is achieved. A portion of porridge for breakfast will help you to easily hold out until lunch. You should be able to maintain your energy level even without snacks.

As this type of carbohydrate only raises your blood sugar level slowly and lowers it just as slowly, you can also prevent ravenous appetite attacks in the afternoon by eating porridge for breakfast. If you start the day with porridge, you can resist snacks and sweet temptations more easily. This in turn is essential for successful weight loss.

So if your BMI is too high and you would like to lose a few extra kilos, Porridge should be your breakfast of choice. If you don’t know your BMI, you can easily find out with the help of our BMI calculator.

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If you like to get rid of a few extra kilos, the healthy oat breakfast is the best choice.

Prepare porridge quickly and easily

Porridge is quick to prepare and also leaves room for individual taste preferences. With the best porridge toppings, you can get even more out of your favourite breakfast and turn the boring porridge into a true connoisseur’s breakfast.

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Basic recipe: Oatmeal

A simple basic recipe for the popular porridge that has become an integral part of most breakfast tables.
Prep Time2 mins
Let porridge steep3 mins
Total Time5 mins
Calories: 320kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 ml milk or a plant-based alternative
  • 50 g oat flakes
  • A pinch of salt
  • 2 tbsp honey or agave syrup
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon 

Instructions

  • Heat up the oat flakes with a pinch of salt and the sweetener of your choice (honey or agave syrup) in the milk or plant-based drink (do not forget to stir well).
  • Let the porridge steep for 3 minutes.
  • Put the porridge into a bowl and sprinkle it with cinnamon.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 320kcal

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