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The Benefits of Eating Porridge in Autumn

Pumpkin porridge can replenish physical energy
Eating porridge is beneficial for your health during Autumn. (Image: Pixabay/ CC0 1.0 )

An ancient Chinese regiment advises eating two bowls of porridge a day in the Autumn to benefit your health and wellbeing.

According to traditional Chinese medicine, a bowl of porridge eaten in the morning is good for your stomach, while a second bowl eaten in the evening aids your kidneys. Some of the most welcome choices of porridge are as follows:

Corn porridge

Corn porridge is beneficial for people of all ages. It is rich in pantothenic acid, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, manganese, and vitamin B6.

 Corn porridge

Corn porridge is rich in pantothenic acid, phosphorus, niacin, dietary fiber, manganese, and vitamin B6. (Image: NTDTV)

Pumpkin porridge

Pumpkin porridge is rich in nutrients after being cultivated by the summer’s sunshine. Pumpkin porridge can invigorate your spleen and replenish your physical energy. It provides 100 percent of your daily need of vitamin A, 20 percent of vitamin C, 10 percent of vitamin E, as well as riboflavin, potassium, copper, and manganese.

pumpkin porridge

Pumpkin porridge can invigorate ypur spleen and replenish your physical energy. (Image: Hyeon-Jeong Suk via flickr/CC BY 2.0)

Millet porridge

Millet porridge is beneficial for your stomach and can help induce sleep by reducing blood pressure. Millet is high in protein and dietary fiber. It contains B-complex vitamins, including niacin, folacin, thiamin, and riboflavin. It also contains iron, magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, potassium, and essential amino acids.

Millet porridge

Millet porridge is beneficial for your stomach and can help induce sleep by reducing blood pressure. (Image: NTDTV)

Glutinous rice and Chinese red dates

Porridge made using glutinous rice and Chinese red dates can be prepared with or without sugar. It benefits your spleen and stomach, and helps those with no appetite or those suffering from chronic gastritis or hypertension. Rice contains varying amounts of vitamins B1 through B6, along with complex carbohydrates. Red dates are high in vitamin C, and also abound in vitamins A, B1, B2, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, and magnesium.

Porridge made of glutinous rice with Chinese red date

Porridge made from glutinous rice with Chinese red dates. (Image: NTDTV)

Translation by Monica Song.

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