A Bowl of Porridge Keeps the Fat Away!

Dietitian and Nutrition Expert Laura Clark Blogs about IBS the benefits of a bowl of Porridge

Do you suffer with intermittent tummy or bowel pain or discomfort? Do you have irregular bowels i.e diarrhoea one day, constipation the next? Fed up with embarrassing flatulence? Do you feel sluggish and tired all the time? 

It could be that you are suffering with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

It is estimated that about 20% of UK adults have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) so you are not in this alone.

If you would like some help with getting to the ‘bottom’ of this (no pun intended!) Please ask to arrange a consultation with our highly specialist clinical Dietitian.

She can help sift through your diet with a fine tooth comb and pin-point the nasty culprits that may be exacerbating your symptoms.  Using her expert knowledge along-side the evidenced based FODMAP diet plan will help to ameliorate your symptoms from the word go and in the long-term, giving you back your quality of life, energy, drive and motivation you so desire.

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Did you know Porridge is one of the new super-foods?!

Porridge contains an ingredient called Beta Glucan which helps to bind to fat in the bowel and helps to excrete the fat from the body when you go to the toilet to open your bowels.

Some people can be intolerant to oats, so if you feel this might be you, choose organic gluten free oats.

Try adding soya, almond, rice, goats milk (unsweetened), a handful of blueberries, raspberries or figs, a sprinkle of mixed seeds or chia seeds and a teaspoon of honey or agave syrup, a dash of cinnamon. Experiment every week by adding different fruits and seeds, it will help to prevent you becoming bored with this cereal and ensure you are getting  all the different vitamins and minerals your body requires.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the indulgent flavours of this great healthy and filling breakfast, one that is proven to keep you fuller for longer and helps with weight loss.

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