Organic steel cut oats

1 organic gala apple

Organic grade A maple syrup or raw honey


Non-dairy milk or filtered water

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Go according to the directions of the oats packaging to cook your oats. Wash and

cut the apple into small squares. Half way through add the cut apple, cinnamon,

maple syrup, and stir well together (cook through according to the directions on



the package). Plate and top with any fresh fruit or frozen fruit to complete this

recipe. I added banana, nectarine, and cinnamon.




Everyone knows oats are full of fiber, great for digestion, and lowering high

cholesterol, but oats do more for your health than you may know.  Studies suggest,

oats are great source for reducing cardiovascular disease because of this special

antioxidant found in oats called avenanthramides.  This antioxidant was found to

reduce free radicals from damaging LDL cholesterol levels, thus preventing

cardiovascular disease a study suggest from Tufts University and published in The

Journal of Nutrition.  Oats along with other whole grains have been found to lower

type 2 diabetes.  Also, fibers from whole grains and fruit have been found to

protect against breast cancer.  Oats can also protect against childhood asthma,

cancer, and enhance immune system.  Oats are a great source of phytonutrients for

being a whole grain and not a fruit.  All these reasons are being why oats are a

healthy whole grain.

Bananas are extremely good for you and your health for many reasons.  For one,

scientist believe that bananas were the first fruit on Earth.  Bananas are grown in

over 107 countries and are among the most consumed fruits in the world.

Bananas are also good for lowering cardiovascular dis-ease including high blood

pressure, high cholesterol, and asthma.  Nutrients like fiber, potassium,

vitamin B6, and C found in bananas promote a healthy heart.  The daily intake of

fiber for an adult is 4700 mg and less than 2% of US adults meet those daily

intakes.  People are not eating enough fruit throughout the day causing them to

feel hungry.  Studies show that people with higher intakes of potassium have a

49% lower risk of ischemic heart dis-ease.  Bananas can also prevent cancer cells

from forming by destroying the formation of free radicals because of the high

levels of potassium.  Bananas are also good for diabetes, treating diarrhea,

preserving memory, and boosting mood (tryptophan amino acid helps preserve

memory and boost mood.  As you can tell bananas are really good for your health

and should be incorporated into our daily lifestyles.