Writing:Everyday Inspiration, Day Eighteen: Compose a Series of Anecdotes

Porridge.for breakfast: a good daily kick start
Her Son would not eat his porridge. Children are the products of the union between two couples. But each is different and while the siblings may have some things in common, when it comes to eating there may be one among them that has very peculiar habits. And such was the case with a well known dietician’s son. Being a loving and caring mother and career woman,—an expert in her field of Food and Nutrition, and second to none, she made all the good choices for her husband, herself and family as a whole. And porridge was not an exception: rather a priority. And yet, her son would not eat the porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. She used oat meal to regulate their appetite. As a wife and mother she regulated the appetite of her family by ensuring that they consume a high amount of dietary fiber as found in whole grains. She knew that it helped to fill them up and avoid over eating. Besides fibers keep the blood-sugar at the normal levels and reduces the threat of high cholesterol. Thus for these good reasons she boiled and served a cup of oatmeal (with nuts, seeds and berries) each to her family members for breakfast, and was bothered when her son would not eat his porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. She tried to instill in her family that energy was important for the proper performance of the body. And that Porridge is high in carbohydrates and due to its slow digestion your energy is preserved longer. Further that Carbohydrates are need for the best possible brain functioning and energy throughout the day. And even when she adds honey, brown sugar and plenty milk to boost it up and to even increase the calories. Her Son would not eat his porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. Porridge, she said, has a tremendous amount of iron which is used “for the production of myoglobin and hemoglobin, which unite with red blood cells to transport oxygen to the muscles as well as other areas of the body. One cup of porridge contains 100% for the prescribed intake for men. But her son would not eat the porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. Concerned about their adequate intake of Phosphorus, she served it daily. She taught them that porridge has high amounts of Phosphorus, and the daily intake is only 25%. Also that Phosphorus is stored in the bones and helps to: produce energy, filter the waste through the kidneys and in recovering the muscle after vigorous exercise. But her son would not eat the porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. She emphasized many times to her family the importance of Calcium in the human body. And she practiced what she believed about porridge. She insisted that Porridge has high amounts of Calcium which helps to strengthen bones and teeth. It helps is the secretion of: hormones, nerve transmission and in the functioning of muscles. The prescribed daily intake for the male between the ages of 19-70 is 1000 milligrams.  A cup of porridge contains about 187 milligrams. But her son would not eat the porridge.

Her Son would not eat his porridge. She did all she could to get the message across to her family that porridge has Vitamin A that the human body really needs to boost its protection. And that Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin that the body needs for: vision, cell and tissue growth and reproduction. She told her family that Vitamin A is also an antioxidant, which helps destroy free radicals and reduce the risk for chronic disease. And just one (1) cup serving of porridge supplies more than 1,450 international units of vitamin A, but the recommended daily value of it is 3,000. And to this date all the family ate the porridge with a smile on their faces, but Her Son would not eat his porridge.

-Redeeming luv

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