Food is one of life's greatest pleasures, yet everyday food choices have become quite fraught for many people. We live in a society where we have an abundance of food and this should be celebrated. However, we are constantly bombarded with so many mixed messages about what we "should" and "shouldn't" be eating, that it can be overwhelming.
So, where do we start? Let's get back to basics and focus on "real" food. A balanced diet consisting of real food provides our bodies with all essential nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats that we require in order to function optimally.
Oats are a premium health choice and eating porridge for breakfast is a simple, convenient way to fuel your body for the day ahead. Oats are a complex carbohydrate which means they have a low glycaemic index, so glucose is released slowly into the bloodstream keeping blood sugar levels within normal limits. This helps maintain energy levels and concentration, which is what we all desire I'm sure! They are high in fibre and packed with a variety of nutrients including magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, iron and B vitamins.
Porridge can also aid in weight management because the primary type of soluble fibre it contains is beta-glucan, which has been researched to help slow digestion and increase satiety. Beta-glucan has the huge added benefit of binding with cholesterol-rich bile acids in the intestine and transporting them through the digestive tract and eventually out of the body. Oats also contain plant chemicals called phenolic compounds and phytoestrogens that act as antioxidants to reduce the damaging effects of chronic inflammation that is associated with various diseases like cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Mr Lee's Porridge pots are a quick and easy health fix! By just adding boiling water, you can rest assured that you are supporting your body with a great start to the day. You can also try mixing our porridge with a huge range of additional healthy ingredients and you will find that it's even more exciting and adaptable than you would have guessed! Whatever takes your fancy and adds an extra health kick is a win-win: nuts, seeds, nut butters, berries, fruit purees, the list is endless. Plus you may want to try adding hot milk instead of water, not forgetting the options of plant-based milks such as almond, oat, and soya which create a super creamy nourishing texture.
In addition to our porridge being low in sugar and containing no artificial ingredients, it also has the important added bonus of being gluten free. This means it is a safe choice for everyone including those with coeliac disease, gluten intolerance and those of us who prefer to give our gut a break from gluten when there's the option and if you are cutting out dairy, the three flavours are also vegan.
If you are time-challenged but looking to make a conscious choice to optimise the quality of your diet, then Mr Lee's on-the-go porridge pots are the ultimate solution.
"Packed with nutrients, they are a wholesome, quick, versatile and satisfying breakfast choice and I will be recommending these pots to my clients on their journey towards optimal health" Lucy Baldwin, Nutritional Therapist.
Mr Lee’s Porridge is now available on presale on our online store and in vending machines at selected locations. Try yours now!