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LGLWSM Newsletter 073 - One Fall Fruit that Delivers!
October 04, 2013
I have always enjoyed the fall even more because it’s the time of year when my most favorite fruit comes into harvest. Can you guess what it is? Yep, you got it!
The old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away is true. I don’t know about you but I have always been an apple lover. They are crisp, sweet, and juicy, totally healthy for you, and really satisfy hunger pangs.
Fall is the best time of year to find them too. Plus, the come in such a wide variety of choices. You’re sure to find one kind that becomes the apple of your eye!
Aside from being good tasting though, apples are a prime pick for snacking since they come with their own wrapper. If you don’t have time for breakfast, they’re super easy to grab when you head out the door.
You can also make your own applesauce (Granny Smith variety is best for it) very easily or make baked apples with added cinnamon and sugar to make a glaze!
Besides those things, here’s a couple more reason’s you may not know about... so you can go nuts for apples!
10+ More Reasons to Love Apples
Aside from that, there are some other things to consider when you choose apples, especially in the US. Many fruits, including apples, are sprayed with pesticides and insecticides several times yearly. Because of this, be sure to thoroughly wash your apples before consumption. If you think they’ve been waxed, scrub the peel with a brush to remove the wax but preserve the integrity of the skin, since it contains most of the vitamins. Furthermore, many apples are also sprayed with the antibiotic tetracycline. It’s just another reason to wash them well before you munch on them!
And here’s the latest good news about apples.
In a recent study, researchers found that people who ate one apple 20 minutes before meals, saved 190 at meals. In other words, eating a piece of fresh fruit before a meal, will help you not eat as much at your meal!
Fall is the best time of year to stock up on apples! They will keep for a long time if you preserve them in a cool, dry place, like a basement. Next time you're wandering around looking through the kitchen cabinets for a snack, just grab an apple instead, and crunch your way to better health!
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