Looking for a tried-and-tested healthy breakfast? Researchers found oat porridge in the stomachs of 5000 year old Neolithic man.
It's plain to see, as breakfast staples go, porridge has been around since before the first meal of the day was even called breakfast.
Experts say that a daily bowl of porridge can help fight infection, boost the immune system or help to beat depression, thanks to its serotonin producing Vitamin B6 content. It can even help to fend off more serious illnesses, such as heart disease and cancer, whilst also helping to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol.
On a lighter note, waking up to a bowl of porridge after one too many the night before is also recommended, oats are known to help absorb toxins in the body, toxins brought into your system via the consumption of alcohol.
It's not just eating it either, you can even bathe in oat-based solutions to help heal skin conditions such as psoriasis and eczema!
Though it's still occasionally dismissed as a boring meal for the morning, with a bit of imagination and the addition of some extra ingredients like fruit or honey, a bowl of porridge is the undoubted champion of the breakfast table.