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Is Soy Good or Bad for your Health?

Apparently there is a lot of misinformation out there about soy being bad for your health. I have only vaguely heard about it, but this article linked below mentions some of the myths which were news to me and quite surprising.

I'm not going to say soy is good for you just because I want to believe it is so; I'll leave it to the nutritional expert to do that - see Dr. Wilson's article linked below. Meantime, I will continue to make my soy milk at home and enjoy it everyday in my oatmeal, and eat tofu and tempeh most days in my meals. I offer myself to nutritional science as a test case. Hopefully you'll get to check back with me when I'm 100 like all those soy-eating Okinawan centenarians.

Holly Wilson, M.D.- Soy Myths and Misinformation:
http://freefromharm.org/health-nutrition/vegan-doctor-addresses-soy-myths-and-misinformation


Breakfast Alternatives with Oatmeal

I know a few people who don't like oatmeal, so I'm always on the lookout for breakfast alternatives for them that they might find agreeable.

Today is National Apricot day (You didn't know that? Shame on you!) and I turned up this recipe (linked at bottom of post) for baked oatmeal with apricots that might possibly overcome the oatmeal "slime barrier" that some encounter.

It just so happens that I added these delicious organic unsulphured dried apricots to my Amazon Subscribe and Save order that came this week, so I have all I need to give these a shot. They sound like they would also make great breakfasts-on-the-go that could be eaten in the car, or taken on the hiking trail.

Oatmeal is known to have the following health benefits, so it really is worth trying to make it part of your daily nutrition routine (Ref: Top 10 Health Benefits of Oatmeal):
Oatmeal Lowers CholesterolIt Can Reduce The Risk Of Developing High Blood PressureIt’s Full Of AntioxidantsIt Prevent…