An Apple A Day

They're probably one of the most overlooked fruits: apples! But I happen to love them - especially in the fall. After all, fall is apple-pickin' time, especially here in the Midwest.

Matter of fact, my most favorite apple is a recent hybrid, the Honeycrisp apple, developed in the Minnesota/Wisconsin region! The Honeycrisps are fragrant. And although I buy mine in the grocery store, they actually taste like fresh-picked apples! And they are. They're seasonal.

Guess that's why the experts tell us to stick with fruits that are in season. Some others that I find tasty include Jonathan, McIntosh and sometimes Red Delicious (in season).

Apples are often overlooked for trendier fruits like pomegranate and Kiwi. Apples need more respect! Not only are they tasty and easy to eat but they pack a powerful health punch. Apples have straight-up health benefits. They have antioxidants which help prevent bad cholesterol that can lead to heart disease. They're an excellent source of fiber and vitamin C.

Seems the old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away is still relevant! Even eating a good-old apple before working out has proven benefits, boosting exercise endurance.

Last but not least, they're just yummy. Delish raw, baked or dried!

About the Author...
Pat Persaud
Pat Persaud received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Morningside College, in Sioux City, Iowa, and majored in English, with an emphasis on British Literature.
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