To celebrate National Fiber Focus Month, we have a terrific easy recipe: Baked Apple Sauce. With four grams of fiber in just 1/2 cup, this low-calorie and delicious homemade mix can accompany breakfast, lunch or dinner for a boost of cancer-fighting fiber.
You’ll warm up any chilly winter day by heaping at least three kinds of cored apples into a heavy, wide baking dish and cooking them for just over an hour. Add a jot of cinnamon and a little honey, stir and you have a succulent sauce. Try it with other fiber-rich foods like whole-grain pancakes or oatmeal or cooked butternut squash. Applesauce always tastes great with poultry or a lean pork chop, too. By itself, it’s a tasty dessert or snack.
Eating plenty of dietary fiber – 35 grams per day is recommended for adults – is known by researchers to lower risk for colorectal cancer. And apples contain quercetin and other protective phytochemicals. So dig into this Health-e-Recipe and enjoy.
For more delicious cancer-fighting recipes, visit www.aicr.org.
The end of one year and beginning of a new year always brings lists – the best of, the worst of, and trends for the new year. Rather than forecasting what Americans will be doing in 2013, here’s my wish list of trends to improve our health. These trends would help Americans eat smarter and move more and in the long run prevent about 1/3 of many cancers.
1. Patriotic Portion Sizes: Our nation spends more than $150 billion per year on health problems stemming from overweight and obesity. At restaurants, appropriate portion sizes and calorie levels promote healthier weight and we’d help balance America’s budget through health care cost savings. So the healthy choice would be the patriotic choice. Continue reading
If you don’t quite have all your holiday shopping done or need a last minute hostess gift, we can help you out. Wrap up a healthful and creative gift with food you have on hand, items available at local stores or be willing to give the gift of time.
Our ideas promote health in a variety of ways, including foods rich in nutrients and cancer-fighting phytochemicals. Some items add flavor and zest to an overall healthful diet. Finally, we include a few non-food items to keep friends and family active.
- Trail Mix: Toss together some nuts, dried fruit, dark chocolate and whole grain cereal and put in an attractive jar or cellophane bag and tie with a colorful ribbon.
- Three-Ways Hot Cocoa Mix: Our recipe includes instructions for serving this as hot cocoa, chai tea or mocha. Continue reading