Meatout Mondays - Kick the Meat Habit One Day at a Time!
October 22, 2007
Recipe
Apple Harvest Oatmeal

Start your day with a warm, hearty breakfast made with fresh, seasonable apples. In addition to tasting great, apples are rich in health-promoting antioxidants. They’re also an excellent source of fiber, potassium, and vitamins A and C. A growing body of research confirms that adding this nutritious fall-time fruit to your diet brings with it an impressive range of health benefits, from heart disease and asthma to cancer. So take advantage of plentiful apples... use them in pies, breads, salads, sliced and dipped in sauces, or eat them whole. They're a healthy choice anytime.

Ingredients:

1 ½ cup soy milk
1 ½ cup water
1 ½ cup old-fashioned oats
1+ cup chopped apple (approx. 1/4 cubes)
2 Tbs. raisins
2 Tbs. pecans, chopped (optional)
2 Tbs. brown sugar
½ tsp. cinnamon

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring soy milk and water to a boil.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and cook until thick.  
  3. Cover, let stand a few minutes, and enjoy. Serves 2-3.

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Organic Smooshed Apple Snacks

Once upon a time, a family came together to make life simpler, sweeter, and healthier. Eventually, that family became the Stretch Island Fruit Company. Striving to make healthy products with the shortest and simplest ingredients possible, they created FrutaBu Organic Smooshed Fruit – a new way to eat fruit and have fun at the same time.

FruitaBu Organic Smooshed Fruit contains only the natural sugars that are found in fruit…never artificial sweeteners or flavors. Transforming fresh fruit into exciting snacks you can take on-the-go, FruitaBu ensures that you’ll enjoy pure fruit through the natural aromas, colors, textures, and taste. Experience FruitaBu in amazing flavors including apple, grape, strawberry, apricot, and raspberry. Join the Fruitolution!

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health
Apples Ward Off Cancer

New research cites the importance of the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” According to the study, apples are packed with cancer-fighting flavonols, plant compounds powerful enough to reduce cancer risk, even among smokers!

Researchers monitored the eating habits and health of approximately 183,000 people over eight years. The study evaluated the participants' food consumption and calculated the intake of the three types of flavonols (quercetin, kaempferol, and myricetin), determining that flavonol intake reduces risk for developing pancreatic cancer.

The most significant finding was among smokers. Smokers with the lowest intake of flavonols presented with the most pancreatic cancer. Smoking is an established risk factor for the often fatal pancreatic cancer, notes the research. Among the other findings were that women had the highest intake of total flavonols and seventy percent of the flavonol intake came from quercetin, linked to apple and onion consumption.

It is believed that these compounds have anti-cancer effects due to their ability to reduce oxidative stress and alter other cellular functions related to cancer development. While found in many plants, flavonols are highly concentrated in apples, onions, tea, berries, kale, and broccoli. Quercetin is most plentiful in apples and onions.

To read the full article, click here!

Inspiration
Compassionate College Outreach

Thanks to the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF), farmed animals have a voice at University of New Mexico School of Law. The dedicated group got active this month in honor of World Farm Animals Day. UNM Law SALDF President Adriana Martin and officers Vanessa Chavez (VP) and Koo Im Tong (Sec.) coordinated an educational event to inform fellow students about the plight of farmed animals.

In addition to hosting a bake sale to raise donations, the group set up an information table with a video playing actual footage of animals in factory farms and slaughterhouses, urging others to consider a compassionate diet. Fellow students stopped by the table to pick up literature, ask questions, and contribute to the cause.

To find out more about SALDF, click here!

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