I do not normally look in the Journal of the American Medical Association for recipes about healthy living, but obviously I should have.
They reported on a study at Harvard School of Public Health which looked at the eating habits of 100,000 Americans over a 14 year period. In that time, a quarter of the participants died – my guess that was from over consumption of burgers, French fries and donuts 🙂
The good news is that those who ate more wholegrain lived longer. For every ounce of wholegrain you eat a day the study showed you will achieve a 5% drop in mortality. This is the equivalent of a small bowl of porridge a day.
The even better news is I already eat porridge so I am on the right track.
By my reckoning, if I manage to eat 20 bowls of porridge a day I could live forever.