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By Professor Gordon S. Lynch

Porridge is enjoying a resurgence in popularity as more people realise it is a healthy food that's good for breakfast (and more). So why is it so good for us?

In recent years, there's been a renewed interest in eating porridge as a healthy start to the day, partly due to an awareness of the glycaemic index (GI). The GI is a measure of the rate at which sugar (glucose) from food appears in the bloodstream after being digested. A high GI means the sugars from foods appear very quickly in the bloodstream and cause a rise in insulin, whereas a low GI means the sugars appear more slowly, over a longer period of time.

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