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Live longer by Sally Brown, Infinite Ideas

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15. Porridge power

Starting the day with a humble bowl of porridge can add years to your life.

Porridge is on the verge of megastardom. It’s about to become the trendiest consumable since coffee shops reinvented coffee. Anyone who wants to live longer should make it a part of their diet.

It’s shaking off its image as a dull but worthy way of filling yourself up for little money. In the States customers are already queuing up at a chain of cafés called Cereality to buy takeaway cartons of the stuff. Whether we’ll all be nipping out for a quick porridge soon instead of a burger remains to be seen, but we should definitely eat more.

A daily bowl of porridge sustained the ancient Scots through hours of marauding. They knew that if you started ...

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