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Porridge is Key to a Long and Healthy Life!

Eating porridge can help you live a longer, healthier life. Check out this article on recent studies done at Harvard.

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/11325968/Porridge-could-be-key-to-a-long-and-healthy-life-says-Harvard-University.html

This article reports that the Harvard study of 100,000 people showed some great benefits to eating whole grain cereals.  Among other things, “… scientists found that for each ounce (28g) of whole grains eaten a day – the equivalent of a small bowl of porridge – the risk of all death was reduced by five per cent and heart deaths by 9 per cent”.  Also “… those who ate the most whole grains, such as porridge, brown rice, corn and quinoa seemed protected from many illnesses and particularly heart disease. “

Porridge made from whole grains are high in fiber, valuable nutrients such as manganese, iron, zinc, copper, thiamine and contain 25% more protein than refined grains, and are believed to boost anti-oxidants. Eating a bowl of porridge a day reduces risk of death. Earth’s Harvest Farm porridge blends are made with organic whole grains, are great tasting hot cereals, and are quick and easy to prepare. Because the grains are coarsely ground the cooking time is greatly reduced from whole grain cooking time, a difference of 12 minutes compared to 45 minutes to an hour.

Not a bad thing for a cold winter morning!bowl of porridge on table

Sampling Porridge at Morris Farmers’ Market

The cooler weather in October was perfect porridge weather!!  We brought a crock pot full of Peaceful Morning Porridge for samples at the Farmers’ Market.  I discovered that using the crock pot is a great way to cook porridge. Just mix the porridge with the water (or milk if you prefer) in the crock pot, plug it in and about an hour later it is perfectly cooked and ready to eat.  My crock pot is kind of a cheap one and only has an on/off switch so I can’t recommend which setting for a crock pot that has low and high settings.  I’m sure it would work on either, but the time may differ.