Superfood: Apples

Apples alone won’t keep the doctor away, but they can be a step in the right direction! Apples are delicious, low in calories, natural mouth fresheners and full of fiber and other health-promoting nutrients.

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Nutrition Facts:

  • Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin. One apple has 5 grams of fiber.
  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.
  • Don’t peel your apple. Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of  antioxidants are found in the peel.
  • Antioxidants help to reduce damage to cells, which can trigger some diseases.

 

Cinthia Scott, RD, LD, CNSC

 

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