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Apples are one of the earth’s greatest fruits. As the old saying goes, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” It’s really true, apples have so many health benefits, here are a few that I’ve gathered from the US Apple Association. And one interested fact that I wasn’t aware of before today, China actually produces more apples than the United States. The United States grows about 2,500 different types of apples, while there are over 7,500 varieties worldwide. And while many studies have been completed, here are a few recent findings about the increased health benefits of apples

  • promoting cardiovascular health by helping maintain healthy cholesterol levels;
  • maintaining a healthy weight along with exercise, as part of a low-fat, fiber-rich diet;
  • promoting lung health, by helping maintain healthy membranes;
  • promoting bone health, by contributing boron, a mineral important to bone health, to the diet.

You don’t have to eat apples exclusively to get all the benefits, you can also drink apple juice and apple cider, or eat apple sauce.

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away! No kidding.  Whether you are enjoying Red Delicious, Gala, Honeycrisp, Braeburn, Jonagold, Golden,  Fuji, or one of the many other varirties of apples, you are doing yourself a healthy favor. According to the US Apple Association, here are the facts:

  • Apples contain zero fat & saturated fat, and are cholesteral & Sodium Free.
  • Apples are also an excellent source of fiber and contain natural plant-based antioxidents.
  • Apples and Apple Juice and Cider contain the mineral boron, which promotes helthy bones.
  • Apples are sweetened with the natural sugar called fructose.
  • Apples are a high fiber food which helps maintain a steady blood sugar level.

Enjoy your apple a day in  any way you choose. Juices, whole apples, sliced apples, cider, or apple sauce.

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