An Apple A Day
One medium apple provides an excellent source of fiber, and Red Delicious, Granny Smith, and Gala all rank in the top 20 on the USDA’s list of foods highest in antioxidants per serving size (80 calories).
Antioxidant levels actually increase as apples ripen. Apples are a top source of the antioxidant quercetin which may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease as well as lung and prostate cancers.
Cornell University researcher found liver cancer cells treated with 50 mg of apple extract decreased cancer cell growth by 57%. But put down that peeler: A medium-sized Red Delicious apple with skin has about twice as much fiber and 45% more antioxidants than a naked one.
~Source: Dole Food Facts.
Apples can be bought all year long and there are so many varieties and flavors that there is always one that suits your taste. Even if you bite a sour apple, don't let it upset your apple cart. Just remember that it is for your own good and eating healthy does not necessarily mean that it has to taste awful.
Many recipes can be found for apple pies and cobblers and a fruit salad is not complete without it. In The Netherlands, sliced apples are battered, deep fried and coated with confectionated sugar. This treat is typical for Christmas and New Year.
Of course we can always pour ourselves a glass of apple juice and have some apple sauce on the side. If you have some more recipes for cooking with apples, I would love to hear it.
Apples are not just rich in vitamins, supplements and whatever else our body needs, it is a very tasty snack as well.
Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,