A single sized serving bowl of porridge contains about 171 calories. Porridge can help reduce bad cholesterol and heart disease, boost testosterone levels and curb the appetite.
It is estimated 47 million gallons of porridge are consumed in our nation every year. It has also been suggested that porridge can help to increase intelligence in small children. An alternative to savory porridge and popular in London is posh porridge, which typically contains larger grains of oats and is flavored with cream and a mix of dark muscovado sugar. Posh porridge may also contain other flavors and ingredients such as roasted nuts, blackberries and maple syrup.