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Fresh Sweet Fruit

Fresh Sweet Fruit

Have you ever wondered about the health benefits of apples? Sure, most of us grew up with our parents and our teachers telling us that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but is there really any truth in that? After all, when I grew older some shrewd marketing guru changed the slogan to “two a day.”

Was this just because farmers needed to shift more apples? Was it because supply was exceeding demand? I guess we’ll never really know for sure, but I can tell you this: Apples are so much more than just another pleasant tasting fruit. Let’s take at what some once called…..”The Forbidden Fruit.”

INTERESTING FACT: Scientists at the USDA recently studied more than 100 different natural foods in order to determine their antioxidant value per serving. Astonishingly, apples (Red Delicious and Granny Smith) were awarded 12th and 13th place in the USDA’s list of the world’s best antioxidant foods.

In addition to the high concentration of antioxidants found in apples, they also contain a significant amount of a certain type of dietary fiber known as pectin. Coincidentally pectin is considered to be one of the very best fibers in terms of overall health. (Read Full Article)

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