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
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