Oats (found in porrdige) are already known to be a healthy and tasty breakfast food, but recent research is showing evidence that it can also keep your heart healthier. Oat beta glucan, which is an ingredient in porridge, benefits the body in many ways. In studies performed on lab mice, oat beta glucan was shown to cut cholesterol, maintain weight and also benefit mocribiota. Healthy microbiota, in turn, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Of course, diet and exercise remain important for health, as well.
- Mom was right when she said it was good to start the day off with a bowl of porridge.
- Beta-glucan, found in porridge, lowers cholesterol, which mitigates the possibility of strokes and promotes heart health.
- Research has shown that mice fed beta-glutan, found in porridge had lower body weights and better cholesterol levels.
“Understanding the balance between food, gut bacteria and health may help in developing food and therapeutic products in the treatment of cardiovascular disease.”