Support Your Microbiome

Oats A Great Prebiotic

The benefits of Oats. Apart from the great taste, this healthy grain is an effective prebiotic, which means it supports your microbiome. As a result, oats increase healthy gut bacteria. It contains high amounts of beta-glucan fibre and some resistant starch. Also, some studies show oats may improve your blood sugar control. ref.

Recipe for Porridge

oatmeal porridge for prebotics gut health Photo by Melissa Belanger on Unsplash

In a saucepan add 50g of rolled oats and 350ml of water. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes, stirring regularly. Be careful not to let the porridge stick to the bottom of the pan. Pour in a bowl aloud to cool.

Spice up your porridge with a topping mix:

  • Add a heaped tablespoon of linseed meal
  • 1/2 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon tahini
  • 1/2 grated apple
  • Or just add some berries

Serve with choice of milk, diary free if required.

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Written by: Brendon Groves Clinical Naturopathic Practitioner and Founder of Groves Naturopathics


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