myWeb-Blog Designs

Thursday, October 16, 2008

An Apple a Day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Apple in the morning - doctor's warning.
Roast apple at night - starves the doctor outright.
Eat an apple going to bed - knock the doctor on the head.
Three each day, seven days a week - ruddy apple, ruddy cheek.

This poem by an unknown writer highlights the health benefits of eating apples. Apple season is here and now's the time to enjoy juicy, delicious, nutritious, and very portable apples.

Apples are low in calories and high in fiber, especially soluble fiber, which has been shown to lower blood cholesterol levels. As the poem reveals, apples can be eaten raw or cooked.
Apple juice and apple cider are widely popular and mulled cider is a fall treat!
Apples belong to the rose family and while there are about 2,500 varieties grown in the U.S., 8 varieties account for about 80% of the apples produced in the U.S.
Apples can be grown almost anywhere in the U.S. but most are grown in the northern states. Buy local varieties, if possible, for maximum flavor.

What are your favorite varieties and what's your favorite way to eat apples?

I love the Gala Apples and I can eat it anyway you serve it. My son on the other hand loves the apple sauce with cinnamon and also when I peel it, slice and sprinkle a litle bit of white sugar and cinnamon. My hubby is the same with me. The poem itself tells us the benefit of eating apples 3x a day, and it will indeed keeps the doctor away!

No comments: