I love this time of year, not the grey mornings or the sad end of Christmas but the fact that the media is full of Porridge stories. From saving money to starting a diet, Porridge is being hailed by the papers as a cure-all. In a detox crazed January when we are urged to shed the Christmas pounds with drastic diets or costly and strange supplements it’s great to see a bit of Porridge sanity in the papers. Then yesterday to top it all off, the Telegraph newspaper broke the news that “Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life”.
Researchers from Harvard University have found that a diet high in wholegrains like Porridge, kept participants in a research trial protected from illness especially heart disease. The article also went on to report; “They also provide promising evidence that suggests a diet enriched with whole grains may confer benefits towards extended life expectancy.”
So eat up your oats, as Porridge is the common sense way to a healthy long-life 🙂