Is ready brek as healthy as porridge

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Posted 8th Jan 2019Edited by:"SOUTHWALES"
Is ready brek as healthy as porridge oats?
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I always thought it was the same. Just finer oats. Don't buy flavoured stuff though. Stick honey or fruit in yourself
Ready Brek ingredients:

  • Wholegrain Rolled Oats (60%),
  • Wholegrain Oat Flour (38%),
  • Calcium,
  • Niacin,
  • Iron,
  • Riboflavin (B2),
  • Vitamin B6,
  • Thiamin (B1),
  • Folic Acid,
  • Vitamin D,
  • Vitamin B12

Sainsburys own-brand porridge ingredients:

  • Wholegrain Scottish Oat Flakes (100%).
So 38 percent is oat flour, is this a good or bad thing? Also would the added vitamins in the ready brek make it even more healthy?
IF ready break is “unhealthy” we all may aswell throw in the towel!
wayners08/01/2019 11:36

I always thought it was the same. Just finer oats. Don't buy flavoured …I always thought it was the same. Just finer oats. Don't buy flavoured stuff though. Stick honey or fruit in yourself


Honey would be exactly the same as the flavoured version. Fruit is a different matter tho
SOUTHWALES38 m ago

So 38 percent is oat flour, is this a good or bad thing? Also would the …So 38 percent is oat flour, is this a good or bad thing? Also would the added vitamins in the ready brek make it even more healthy?


To many vitamins can be harmful so if you take supplements avoid fortified foods. Maybe... I just buy the big flakes rolled oats and use porridge bowl with markings and cook in microwave with spoon of local honey. Lush.. But thats me. I also don't make with milk as I limit my dairy products but oats are oats
Edited by: "wayners" 8th Jan 2019
SOUTHWALES08/01/2019 12:33

So 38 percent is oat flour, is this a good or bad thing? Also would the …So 38 percent is oat flour, is this a good or bad thing? Also would the added vitamins in the ready brek make it even more healthy?


Flour is fortified (which is a requirement as most of the nutrients are stripped off when oats are processed . Whole oats still have the bran and germ which contain most of the nutrients.


And to respond to the initial question.
It all depends. If eaten plain rolled oats would be the healthiest, followed by easybr3ak and then any other flakes .
However you can mess up even the healthiest cereal by adding sugar (in form of honey, syrup, etc) and excessive amount of fruit.
mtsk08/01/2019 13:08

Honey would be exactly the same as the flavoured version. Fruit is a …Honey would be exactly the same as the flavoured version. Fruit is a different matter tho


Even though majority of the UK are buying fake honey anyways.. 80p for 500g honey, people really don't understand how much it costs to produce it, fake honey

However realisticly even the fake 80p stuff from supermarket be better for you then the honey they will be using on mass scale, will be likely less quality. and adding yourself you can add less, many yoghurts at supermarkets are oversweet for me, I can half the sugar and enjoy it.

its all about control. one day you might want more ect ect
mtsk08/01/2019 13:12

Flour is fortified (which is a requirement as most of the nutrients are …Flour is fortified (which is a requirement as most of the nutrients are stripped off when oats are processed . Whole oats still have the bran and germ which contain most of the nutrients.And to respond to the initial question.It all depends. If eaten plain rolled oats would be the healthiest, followed by easybr3ak and then any other flakes .However you can mess up even the healthiest cereal by adding sugar (in form of honey, syrup, etc) and excessive amount of fruit.


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markmulv48 m ago

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what does that supposed to mean?
Gumbon7 h, 17 m ago

Even though majority of the UK are buying fake honey anyways.. 80p for …Even though majority of the UK are buying fake honey anyways.. 80p for 500g honey, people really don't understand how much it costs to produce it, fake honeyHowever realisticly even the fake 80p stuff from supermarket be better for you then the honey they will be using on mass scale, will be likely less quality. and adding yourself you can add less, many yoghurts at supermarkets are oversweet for me, I can half the sugar and enjoy it.its all about control. one day you might want more ect ect


Nope,
Honey from supermarket or honey from beekeeper is sugar regardless how its made. It could be unicorn, manuka or or melted sugar and coloured yellow. It has same GI impact and same GI load. And nutrient wise, there is literally negligible amounts of anything
This is what people need to understand. No matter what fancy health benefits something has they key aspect is the overall impact
Supermarket porridge oats is far healthier for your wallet
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