Dieticians across the globe encourage us to make a protein-rich breakfast part of our daily routine to balance protein intake. This type of breakfast, according to the American Society for Nutrition, has been shown to benefit muscle health and support weight loss by:
– increasing muscle mass,
– boosting energy expenditure (ie kilojoules burned),
– increasing the satiety hormones (these make you feel satisfied for longer),
– improving blood sugar control, and
– decreasing our desire to snack.
A high-protein breakfast option
With Jungle Plus Porridge, you now have delicious way of incorporating a protein-rich meal into your day – perfect for those who lead active lifestyles and are looking for a tasty way to fuel the body and replenish energy stores.
Produced with all the goodness we’ve come to expect from South Africa’s most-loved Oats brand, Jungle Plus Porridge is a multi-grain breakfast blend that can be enjoyed on its own or added to smoothies or yoghurt. The porridge comes in two delicious flavours (Original and Chocolate) and contains up to 20g of protein per 100g, which contributes to the maintenance and growth of muscle mass, as well as beta-glucan oat fibre and essential vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids.
The goodness of oats
Jungle Plus Porridge has been made with oats and sorghum – two ancient super grains. Oats, in particular, provide many benefits. Some of these important nutrients include:
– Dietary fibre
Part of what makes oats so incredible is the soluble and insoluble fibre it contains. Maintaining a good digestive wellbeing is what keeps us feeling our best. A 50g serving of Jungle Plus provides 6.1 grams of fibre – that’s 20% towards your recommended daily intake. Experts recommend that healthy adults have at least 25–30g of fibre per day to assist in a healthy digestive system as it keeps us regular.
Furthermore, beta-glucan, the soluble fibre in oats, has also been shown to reduce levels of total and “bad” LDL cholesterol – the main risk factors for coronary heart disease. The recommended daily intake of beta-glucan per day is 3g, of which 1g can be consumed through a serving of Jungle Plus Porridge.
– Vitamins and minerals
Oats have long been known as a “wonder food” that naturally contain vitamins and minerals. In fact, in the 1920s, doctors frequently used this cereal to nurse malnourished infants back to health.
Oxidative stress has been linked to diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, strokes and certain types of cancer. Antioxidants are substances that offer protection against the effects of free radicals, such as cell damage and inflammation. Free radicals are formed during the body’s normal metabolic processes or when we’re exposed to ozone, cigarette smoking, air pollution, industrial chemicals or X-rays.
Oats contain a unique group of phenols considered to be antioxidants called avenanthramides. Thus, regular inclusion of foods containing oats and oat products in your daily diet may reduce the risk of cardiovascular heart disease and several diseases associated with inflammation.
– Healthy fats
Oats are also low in saturated fats, which help to keep cholesterol levels under control while making us feel like we’ve enjoyed a satisfying breakfast.
– Low glycaemic index (GI)
Oats have a low GI for sustained energy release, keeping us fuller for longer. There is also growing evidence that low-GI diets are the most effective way to manage body weight and, more importantly, blood sugar levels.
Ready to start your day the right way? Visit www.jungleoats.co.za for more information about protein-rich Jungle Plus Porridge.