The budwig porridge

In my search for healthy food products, I came into contact with people who are very positive about a breakfast called ‘the budwig porridge’. This porridge, which is actually very simple to prepare, was developed by Johanna Budwig and she mainly focused on researching nutrition that could help fight cancer. Well, that’s quite something. That’s why it’s time to see what that budwig porridge actually means and what is said about it. And how do you actually make that budwig porridge?

What is a budwig porridge?

It is edible and actually not that bad, because the addition of a little honey and fruit makes it a bit sweeter. It is easy to make and the ingredients are almost ready-made in the health food store, so that makes it a lot easier. It is a lot like a regular yogurt or cottage cheese breakfast with muesli, but slightly different. You can keep it simple or add all kinds of things. It just depends on what you like.

The original composition:

  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 3 tbsp linseed oil
  • 100 g low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Fresh fruits
  • Nuts
  • Oat flakes
  • Possibly add a few flavorful additions such as coconut or cinnamon, etc

Ready-made for sale in health food and health food stores:

  • 2-4 tbsp. Lynolax breakfast mix from Natufood
  • 1 tbsp. Lexithine-98 granules
  • 1 tbsp. Lynolax oil (with linseed oil) from Natufood
  • If necessary, add fruit, concentrated juice or honey to taste

The most important ingredients in this porridge are the cottage cheese and linseed oil. This is because the linseed oil contains the ideal composition of unsaturated fatty acids and the cottage cheese contains the required sulphur-containing amino acids. It is easy to put together and prepare yourself, so this should be doable for everyone.

What is the purpose of the budwig paste?

As mentioned, the budwig porridge would be suitable in a diet that could prevent or help reduce cancer. I don’t want to use the word cure here because that sounds very optimistic. But it is claimed, especially on the site of Johanna Budwig, who passed away in 2003. What is certain is that it is healthy and also the ideal breakfast. But even after some research on the internet, it has become apparent that the budwig porridge is very often recommended when it comes to nutrition for cancer patients. This breakfast also seems to help against hot flashes for women who are going through menopause.

What also makes this breakfast so healthy is that it contains good elements such as sulfur-containing proteins (cottage cheese), polyunsaturated fats (linseed oil) and fiber. Taken together, this ensures good intestinal flora.

In any case, linseed oil is very good because it can be converted in the body into important substances, including prostaglandins, which are suspected of having anti-cancer properties. This substance also has an anti-inflammatory, analgesic and anti-allergic effect, and the omega 3 fatty acids from linseed oil have a regenerating effect on cell membranes and the immune system.

But who was this Johanna Budwig?

Johanna Budwig born in 1909, was a pharmacist and biochemist. In the 1950s she worked on research on the Nobel Prize winner Otto Warburg, which was about cancer and cell respiration. Otto Warburg lived from 1883-1970. Otto Warburg earned this Nobel Prize for Medicine with his discovery that cancer cells differ from normal cells by their inadequate oxygen function.

Johanna Budwig, in turn, succeeded in analyzing fats and distinguishing fatty acids from each other. She discovered that unsaturated fatty acids in the cell membrane are responsible for cell respiration. She also discovered that fatty acids become water soluble in combination with sulfur-containing amino acids (proteins). After this discovery, she immediately started developing a diet and nutritional guidelines to cure cancer. And this resulted in an oil/protein porridge which is still known as the budwig porridge.

Not an insignificant lady

The budwig porridge was not the only thing she developed. She has developed a complete program to cure cancer. If you would like to read more about this, you can do so on her website:


The budwig porridge is a really good start to the day. And if you are someone who always eats yogurt or cottage cheese in the morning, then it is a small transition to good nutrition. Are you someone who eats Corn flakes, or any of those countless other packages that you see lined up in the supermarket, that promise you all kinds of things but deliver nothing and that are full of bad sugars, aspartame or bad fats? Then switch to the budwig porridge. Because this really makes a difference.

If you want to know more about Johanna Budwig and her program, visit her website.

read more

  • Linoleic acid. Healthy or unhealthy?
  • Coconut oil/fat. Cheers!
  • Oats are healthier than you think
  • Why good nutrition is so important
  • Milk is unhealthy