Saturday 20 May 2017

Five Easy Porridge Toppings That Help You Lose Weight And Build Muscle


You’ve heard it all before, but breakfast really is the most important meal of the day.

Eating within an hour of waking up helps get your metabolism het going and gives you the energy you need to crack on with the day.

So what are the best breakfast foods for fitness fanatics wanting to lose weight and bulk up?

Porridge is a great morning mea because oats are among the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fibre and antioxidants.

Studies show porridge oats can aid weight loss and help reduce risk of heart disease. The slimming food also fills you up meaning you won’t need a mid-morning snack before lunch.

But how can you make your daily bowl of goodness even better? Just add one of the five health-boosting extras below:

1. Blueberries

Blueberries are one of the richest sources of antioxidants in the world. New research, by the Texas Woman's University, found they inhibit the development of fat cells in people who eat them regularly.

To avoid them spoiling you can grab a 400g bag of frozen blueberries for just £2 from

2. Whey protein

Adding Whey powder to your porridge is a simple way of introducing more protein into your diet. Protein helps repair muscles after a workout and can also repress appetite.

Simply add a few scoops to your porridge along with some milk or almond milk and stir well to avoid clumps.

The website has a great selection of delicious flavours.

3. Cinnamon

Using this spice adds some flavour to your porridge, but it’s also good for your waistline.

Adding cinnamon to your food multiplies your body's ability to metabolise sugar by a factor of 20, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

4. Raisins

Adding a handful of raisins to your porridge really spices up your oats. And a study, published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, found they are as effective at fuelling exercise as energy bars.

5. Yoghurt

Yoghurt can speed up weight loss by blocking the ability of your cells to store fat while encouraging your body to retain lean muscle tissue.

Eating yoghurt also slashes your risk of getting diabetes by 28%, according to research published in the journal Diabetologia.



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