Is porridge healthy? The best and worst porridge for your diet revealed

How healthy is your bowl of porridge in the morning?
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  • Is your porridge healthy or packed with hidden sugar and fat? We reveal the best and worst porridge for the whole family!

    Not all porridge is healthy, so read on to discover the best and worst porridge types in the shops.

    While many types of porridge are excellent for your health, some are packed with sugar and should be avoided – or kept for weekend and treat breakfast treats only.

    It felt like everywhere we looked last year we were being inundated with the news of how bad sugar is for us. And after a pretty terrible time in the press, sugar is now more on our radars than ever before – but have you made any drastic changes to your daily routine?

    Is porridge healthy?

    Porridge is an excellent way to start the day. The best breakfast will keep you full till lunch, release energy slowly to help you avoid reaching for a snack, and will also be full of goodness.  Porridge can do all that and more.

    A study by Harvard University in 2015 even found that eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease. Talk about starting the day eating the right way!

    But not all porridge is created equal, and while homemade porridge and some shop bought brands are healthy, others are not.

    We’ve rated some of the nation’s favourites in order of worst to best for sugar content per 100g.

    After seeing just how shocking the difference in sugar levels can be in some of your favourite porridge brands, we have a feeling you might be rethinking your choices next time you’re in the supermarket!

    Discover the best and worst cereals on the market.