Do you have the same ingredients in your porridge every time you eat it, and pick the same porridge flavours from the supermarket shelves?
Do you have goji berries, blueberries, coconut flakes, chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, maca and spirulina in your kitchen cupboard/fridge all at the same time? Probably not?
This is where POP Porridge can help. You don't have to buy all of those separate ingredients. We do that for you to create an all-in-one nutritious and tasty personalised blend, saving you money.
Ingredients will be sourced locally where possible and are mostly organic. A full list of suppliers will be listed on the website in due course.
Organic produce avoids the use of unnatural fertilisers, pesticides; growth regulators and livestock feed additives. Irradiation and the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) or products produced from or by GMOs are generally prohibited by organic legislation.
Ingredients used in POP Porridge products are selected to optimise your brain and gut health.
Oats (Avena sativa) is a species of cereal which provide the following benefits:
1. Nutrient Dense - Good source of carbohydrates, protein and fibre, including the fibre beta-glucan. Oats also contain more protein and fat than most grains and contain vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
2. Satiety - Oats contains soluble fibre which remains in the stomach longer which may help you; feel fuller and eat fewer calories throughout the day.
3. Cholesterol - The soluble fibre in oats may decrease low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol/bad cholesterol.
4. Blood Pressure - Studies show fibre can also decrease the risk of high blood pressure and reduces risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease.
5. Blood Sugar - The water soluble properties of beta-glucan in oats help control blood sugar by slowing down digestion time which can help achieve better glycemic control and prevent insulin resistance.
Cornmeal is a meal ground from dried maize (Zea mays) a cereal grain. There are various types of cornmeal: Blue cornmeal, Steel-ground yellow cornmeal andWhite cornmeal.
1. Nutrients - Cornmeal (Polenta) contains vitamins and nutrients such as B6, folate, selenium, manganese, phosphorus, iron and magnesium and Vitamins A, C and E.
2. Macronutrients: Corn is mainly composed of carbohydrates, rich in fibre and contains protein.
3. Gluten-free - Suitable for those with celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.
4. Antioxidants - Contains carotenes, anthocyanins or other polyphenols and contributes to reducing oxidative stress and protecting against chronic disease.
5. Good Skin and Vision: Beta carotene in cornmeal gets converted to vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is necessary for healthy skin, hair and strengthening of immune system. Beta carotene also acts as antioxidant. This which helps in the reduction of oxidative stress in the body.
Flaxseed is also called linseed and comes from the flax plant (Linum usitatissimum). Its nutty-tasting seeds can be eaten on their own or crushed and cold-pressed to release flaxseed oil.
Flaxseeds occur in two basic varieties and colours: brown or yellow (golden linseeds). Most types of these basic varieties have similar nutritional characteristics and equal numbers of short-chain omega-3 fatty acids. An exception is a type of yellow flax called solin (Linola) which has a completely different oil profile and is very low in omega-3s.
Below we list 5 health benefits that Flaxseed may provide for you.
Chia seeds are tiny black seeds harvested from the plant Salvia hispanica which is found in Mexico and Guatemala. Chia seeds were also a staple of Mayan and Aztec diets. Good-quality chia seeds are naturally black or white in colour.
Chia seeds absorb up to 12 times their weight in liquid when soaked and are a rich source of B vitamins, niacin, calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous and zinc.
Below we list 5 possible benefits of including Chia seeds in your meals.
Oranges are juicy, citrus known for being high in vitamin C. The orange peel also known as zest and rind is the outer most layer of the orange and full of several nutrients, including fibre, vitamin C, provitamin A, folate, riboflavin, thiamine, vitamin B6, and calcium and plant compounds like polyphenol which are beneficial to your health.
One tablespoon (6 grams) of orange peel provides 14% of the Daily Value (DV) of vitamin C, almost three times more than the inner fruit.
Below we list the potential health benefits from eating orange peel.