Which Porridge is best? Steel cut vs old fashion
It is winter here in Australia and porridge is back on the menu. With so many styles to choose from; instant, old fashion, thick cut, to steel cut which one is the best? We are going to break down our favourite, Steel Cut Oats.
Steel cut oats are the least processed.
- Takes longer to cook, about 20 minutes
- Takes longer to digest, keeps you full longer
- Low glycemic index, with all of that fibre it takes longer to convert to sugar.
Both are great for bone health, loaded with vitamins and minerals, a source of protein and dietary fibre for heart health. Beta-glucan from oats has been linked to healthy gut bacteria, lower LDL cholesterol, better blood sugar control and reduced cancer risk. (Healthline)
Loaded with dietary fibre oats are considered a prebiotic and can aid in a healthy balanced gut. Plus on a winter morning, they are a great way to warm your belly and nourish your body.
The beauty of oats is they are a great base to add nutrients.
Great Porridge toppers:
- Fats/omegas: Walnuts, coconut butter, almond butter
- Fruit: banana, berries, kiwi fruit
- Superfoods: acai, June Greens, chia seeds, linseeds
- Milk: oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk
So move over smoothie bowls, it’s porridge bowl season.
Kristin Derrin is a certified nutritionist, health practitioner, mum and the founder of June Superfoods, a range of certified organic kids superfood supplements that contain natural fruit and vegetable nutrients to support kids growth and development naturally. Kristin created June Superfoods after noticing a gap in the market for high-quality organic health products for kids. This prompted her to create a product with the highest quality organic ingredients; no added sugars, fillers, or anything artificial.
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