If You Suffer from IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) then consider starting your day with this nourishing meal
Slow cooked porridge is a warm, nourishing meal is a fantastic option to make ahead of time for a quick and easy breakfast meal. Simply prepare it the night before and set it to cook ready for when you get out of bed in the morning. Incredibly Slow Cooked Porridge is also high in soluble fibre and can also keep you regular and help with conditions like IBS
Slow cooked porridge is an incredibly delicious meal, with oats being one of the healthiest grains on the planet. Oats are high in fibre, loaded with vitamins and minerals and are known to help lower blood sugar levels which helps with Diabetes and the risk of heart disease. It also helps lower Cholesterol. October 10 is National Porridge Day in the UK just incase you needed to know.
Oats are also a portion of food you may want to consider including into your regular diet if you suffer IBS. Fibre is a fantastic source of soluble fibre. Generally, high fibre foods can decrease the symptoms of IBS in many IBS sufferers; however, this may not be the case in all circumstances. The relationship between IBS and fibre is not always straightforward and can be a little complicated.
Generally speaking though, if you suffer constipation associated with IBS you may find high fibre foods such as this delicious Slow Cooked Spiced Porridge to be your friend. On the other hand, if your IBS causes frequent diarrhea you may want to discuss your consumption of fibre with one of our amazing Holistic Nutritionists or Naturopaths. Our experienced and qualified practitioners have an amazing knowledge around issues such as IBS and how to best treat your individual case.
Slow Cooked Spiced Porridge
- 3 Cup Filtered water
- 2 Cup Milk of choice
- 1 Cup Rolled oats
- 1/3 Cup Dried dates pitted and chopped
- ¼ tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1 ½ tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch Ground cloves
- 1 pinch Ground turmeric
- Ground cinnamon
- Raw honey
- Fresh fruit of choice
- Flaxseeds or hemp seeds
- Place all the ingredients in a slow cooker and stir together.
- Cook on low for 8 – 10 hours.
- The porridge will be nice and creamy and thick like a soup.
- Spoon out into serving bowls when ready. Serve with a light dusting of ground cinnamon, a drizzle of raw honey, fresh fruit of choice and a sprinkle of flaxseeds.