18 Jan Shocking Breakfast News!
I was chatting to my youngest son the other day (he’s 11) about breakfast. Pretty much every morning, without fail for a few months now we have both sat down to eat a bowl of cinnamon porridge, fully loaded with banana, blueberries, walnuts, raisins and a drizzle of date syrup.
So our discussion was about the many health benefits we get from eating that one simple bowl of scrumptious porridge every day. Even I was shocked when we got going, the conversation went something like this…..
Oats* contain B vitamins and Magnesium which work well together to support both hormonal and mental health. They are also full of fibre so are excellent for the digestive system and cholesterol levels.
Cinnamon is great for balancing blood sugar levels and lowering blood pressure, it is also anti-cancer and anti aging.
Bananas contain Potassium, which is excellent for the heart and nervous system.
Raisins contain Iodine, the number one, and sometimes hard to come by, nutrient required by the thyroid gland, which affects every cell in the body and is responsible for our internal thermostat and metabolism.
Walnuts are fantastic for the brain, heart and skin due partly to the omega oils contained in them.
Blueberries are powerful antioxidants like all fruit and veg so fight against damaging free radicals. Blue/purple fruits in particular help with circulation and maintaining the integrity of the small blood vessels, which is super important for eye health amongst other things.
And lastly the date syrup, which is a delicious natural sweetener, contains Vitamin B6, Magnesium and Fibre.
To be honest this list barely even touches the surface, each component of our oaty breakfast carries with it much more nutritional weight than I can write and you would care to read!!
But suffice to say it beats cereal and jam on toast hands down any day of the week. Does your breakfast pack a nutritional punch like this?
And if not, why not?
Your Healthy Self
*Oats should always be soaked overnight for maximum nutritional benefit. Soak in water and then add a little milk to coo